Holiday Events in Marina del Rey

The holiday season in Marina del Rey will offer locals and visitors a festive atmosphere despite the cancellations of our signature winter events. This year, the Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Lights Display will brighten the waterfront. The public is invited to walk, bike or paddle throughout the harbor to see the boats decorated in holiday lights. Take a stroll along Fisherman's Village and enjoy stunning sunsets followed by nightly twinkling Christmas lights throughout December.

EVENTS

  • HOLIDAY BOAT LIGHTS DISPLAY

    NIGHTLY, DECEMBER 5 - 19, 2020

    Take a stroll through Marina del Rey’s waterfront this holiday season where the marina and boats will be decorated with holiday lights.

    NEW: The public will vote for their favorite decorated boats through social media.

    The locations of decorated boats will include various docks throughout the Marina including Fisherman’s Village, Burton Chace Park and the Marina Promenade on Admiralty Way next to waterfront hotels and restaurants. The public is invited to view the boats while walking, dining, or bike riding in the Marina.

    Santa Claus waving from boat decorated with lights and banners

  • FESTIVE LIGHTS AT FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE

    Throughout December

    Fisherman’s Village is a replica of a New England seaport and fishing town. Throughout December, the quaint shopping plaza will be decorated in festive holiday lights. Stroll the harborfront to enjoy views of the Marina, passing sailboats, and stunning sunsets. There are several restaurants, the Marina del Rey Historical Society’s exhibit space, and a smattering of shops, too.

    Hornblower Cruises with Holiday Lights

    Hornblower Cruises with Holiday Lights

  • CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY

    DECEMBER 24-31, 2020

    To celebrate the holidays with your loved ones, many restaurants in Marina del Rey offer holiday meals to-go. As soon as we have more information from restaurants, we will share a link here to a list of places where you can order holiday meals, treats and more.

    Thanksgiving takeout meal served at Beachside Restaurant and Bar

    Holiday take-out meal from Beachside Restaurant in Marina del Rey

  • HOLIDAY SHOPPING

    Throughout December

    Holiday shopping can easily be done in L.A.’s Marina. Retail therapy–whether you venture inside a store or buy online–is available at several locations including Waterside Shops, Villa Marina Marketplace or the Saturday Farmers Market at Parking Lot #11 near Marina “Mother’s” Beach.

    people sitting on outdoor patio with chairs and tables in front of Waterside shopping center in Marina del Rey

    People sitting in outdoor area at Waterside, shopping center with restaurants

Even More

WAYS TO CELEBRATE

NEW YEAR'S EVE - TBD

Check our events calendar for more information.

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HOLIDAY

DINING

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Make a night of it in the Marina while supporting your favorite local restaurants! Take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery service is available to many of our local eateries. Marina del Rey is home to over 60 full-service restaurants, representing cuisines from around the globe. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh-caught seafood, fine Italian, primo steak, Korean barbecue, or American classics, you’ll find a top-notch dining spot in L.A.’s Marina.

EXPLORE RESTAURANTS

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PROMO

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Welcome your friends and family to Marina del Rey (or, treat yourself with a stay-cation!) with these special reduced holiday hotel rates.

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GETTING HERE

Click the button to download a printable map with public parking options. **PLEASE NOTE: All 2020 signature winter events such as Snow Wonder, Marina Lights and New Year's Eve Fireworks are cancelled due to COVID-19**

Location

Marina del Rey is located on the Los Angeles coast, 4 miles north of LAX. From Interstate 405, connect to westbound Highway 90, which terminates in Marina del Rey. Make a left onto Mindanao Way and follow it to the end at Burton Chace Park. 13650 Mindanao Way.

Public Parking Lots

The Marina has 12 public parking lots. Pay attendant if present, or use the pay-and-display kiosks (accept cash and Visa/Mastercard). Click here for an interactive map. The lots closest to Burton Chace Park are:

LOT 77, 13560 MINDANAO WAY – 70 SPACES
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. Mon.–Fri. $6, Sat.-Sun. $8

LOT 4, 13500 MINDANAO WAY – 152 SPACES
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. Mon.–Fri. $6, Sat.-Sun. $8 | **$8 flat rate on December 14 and 31

LOT 5, 4545 ADMIRALTY WAY – 222 SPACES
$0.25 per 10 minutes | Max. $5 | **$5 flat rate on December 14 and 31

LOT 1/FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE, 13755 FIJI WAY -501 SPACES
$1 per 20 minutes | Max. $15

THE FREE RIDE

Circuit, a 5-passenger electric vehicle. offers free daily transportation in the Marina from 12:30—9 p.m. Download the Ride Ciruit app to schedule a pick-up or if you see a car, wave it down. Click here for a flyer with a map of the service area.

BEACH SHUTTLE

The free weekend beach shuttle runs on a loop between Playa Vista, the Marina, and the Venice Pier with shuttles arriving approximately every 30 minutes. Service runs from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays–Saturdays, and 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Sundays and holidays. For New Year's Eve, service will run from 6 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Enjoy direct drop-offs and pick-ups at the Burton Chace Park entrance starting at 6 p.m. Click here for a map.