On Friday Dec. 4 2015, the Venetians came out to celebrate the holiday season at the 4th annual Venice Sign holiday lighting block party on Windward Ave.  The event was hosted by the Venice Chamber of Commerce and included live music, a children’s poster contest, an awards presentation and the unveiling of the Venice sign with red and green bulbs.  It was a joyous occasion with great turn out of spirited revelers enthused by the holiday season. 

About the Venice Sign:  The legendary Abbot Kinney introduced the world to Venice in 1905 on the 4th of July. Spanning across Windward Avenue at Pacific (then Trolley Way), 3-foot high letters spelling VENICE glowed to electric life!  It is a defining symbol of Venice, past and present.   In 2007, the Venice Sign Restoration Project recreated and installed the contemporary version of this historic sign.  Since that time the Venice Chamber has been responsible for the sign and for protecting its trademark.  Click here for more info on the Venice Sign!   

Click here to view all Venice Sign Lighting events!

View event photo highlights by Venice Paparazzi.  Photos sponsored by Venice Chamber of Commerce.




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Venice Art Crawl’s inaugural “My Venice Holiday” poster contest!



Venice Chamber of Commerce President / Venice Breeze Suites’ Carl Lambert and Venice Neighborhood Council President Mike Newhouse


The Venice Symphony Orchestra

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James’ Beach, Danny’s, and Canal Club’s Daniel Samakow


Councilmember Mike Bonin presents Venice Sign Holiday Lighting event producer George Francisco with a City of L.A. certificate of appreciation.


VNC’s Mike Newhouse acknowledges and thanks to  Red O’s owner Mike Dobson for being this year’s Sign Lighting’s presenting sponsor.


YoVenice.com’s managing editor Melanie Camp


The Venice Chorus



City Councilmember Mike Bonin, Venice Art Crawl President Sunny Bak, and the winning artists Lucy Lucas, Jacob Masi, Savannah Tahmasebi, Sarit Avedon,Dayanara Martinez, and Jasmine Chairez Monteil.



Red O’s Mike Dobson and Councilmember Mike Bonin


Center:  Boxer Sugar Shane Mosley


Mike Ryan, Councilmember Mike Bonin and 220 Fitness’ Matteo Baker


Left:  The Argonaut’s editor Joe Piasecki, Venice Alehouse’s Tom Elliot

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Click here to view all 2015 Venice Holiday Sign Lighting event pics! Photos sponsored by Venice Chamber of Commerce!

Be part of the Venice Sign!  ADOPT-A-BULB become a part of the legacy.
Continuing year-round, the Venice Chamber of Commerce raises funds to support the maintenance of the VENICE Sign. Through the Adopt-a-Bulb program, direct donations and license fees we are able to provide for inspections and repairs, ensuring that the VENICE Sign remains a safe and beautiful symbol for all to enjoy.

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For more info on the Venice Chamber, visit www.VeniceChamber.net



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