Compiled by Holly Jenvey
Playa Vista Farmers Market Holiday Pop-Up
Saturday, Dec. 18
Silicon Beach Parents Group is hosting a family-friendly holiday pop-up event at the Playa Vista Farmers Market. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be ornament crafts and letters to Santa, and at 10 a.m. there will be a special story time. Pre-register to reserve a holiday craft kit for your children and holiday giveaway ticket. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a Microkickboard Scooter giveaway on Instagram Live (instagram.com/siliconbeachparents).
12775 Millennium Drive, Playa Vista, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., siliconbeachparents.com/events
RUNWAY x Creative Communal Holiday Makers Market
Saturday, Dec. 18
Enjoy a day of holiday fun at RUNWAY Playa Vista with the curated market Creative Communal. There will be local makers, kids activities, live music and so much more. The event is also pet-friendly. Free admission.
12775 Millennium Drive, Playa Vista, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PetSpace Kids Winter Camp Online
Monday, Dec. 20 to Wednesday, Dec. 22
Annenberg PetSpace Kids Winter Camp Online offers a variety of fun and informative learning opportunities from home that engage campers in learning about the human-animal bond. The special 3-day winter experience is designed for campers ages 8 to 11 and each daily itinerary explores a variety of themes through playful activities, interactive games, demonstrations and videos. Campers will meet a variety of adoptable animals and learn how to be responsible pet owners. Each child will receive a camper packet, which includes a t-shirt, craft supplies and additional Annenberg PetSpace swag. Camp will be held on Zoom Dec. 20 to 22. Register online in advance.
Virtual, 9 to 11 a.m., $75, petspacecamp.org
Tuesday, Dec. 21
Santa has arrived at Manhattan Village for the holiday season with themed photo opportunities for visitors of all ages. From now through Dec. 24, visitors will have the opportunity to share holiday wishes and have a photo taken with Santa. Four-legged family members will have their chance to “sit” and meet the big guy during Pet Photo Nights every Monday. On Dec. 21, grab the whole squad to take the most epic photo ever with Santa. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online. Events will take outside in the Plaza and inside the shopping center.
3200 Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, 5 to 8 p.m., shopmanhattanvillage.com/holiday
Letters with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Tuesday, Dec. 21
Mr. and Mrs. Claus will stop by RUNWAY to pick up kids’ letters to Santa and read a story to them. Drop off letters at the Wonderland Mailbox located outside of RUNWAY EXPRESS.
12775 Millennium Drive, Playa Vista, 10 to 11 a.m.,
Urbanic Holiday Happy Hour
Thursday, Dec. 23
After your work day, come enjoy some wine, wassail and nibbles at Urbanic Paper Boutique inside of Free Market. Bring all of your gifts and simplify the holiday to-do list with Urbanic’s gift wrapping service.
12775 Millennium Drive, Playa Vista, Marina del Rey,
5 to 7 p.m.
Silicon Valley of LA (Playa Vista) Tour
Saturday, Jan. 1
Come and visit beautiful Playa Vista, a community built in 2003 that included a new elementary school, a library and a preserved area of the wetlands just east of Playa del Rey and north of LAX. Playa Vista is also known as Silicon Valley South due to companies like Google and YouTube calling it home. This tour will show you the outside of the legendary aircraft hangar that was used by Hughes Aircraft Company and later Boeing and movie studios for filming the movies “Titanic” and “Independence Day.” Google has transformed the aircraft hangers into a unique office space. The tour will start at Google’s offices then make its way to the heart of Playa Vista, where there are businesses such as a movie theatre, CVS and restaurants. The tour will end at Sol Mexican Cocina for mingling. Tickets cost $18.50 to $25. Register at eventbrite.com/e/silicon-valley-of-la-playa-vista-tour-tickets-221236112167
Spruce Goose Hangar, 16 S. Campus Center Dr., Los Angeles, 1 to 3:30 p.m.