Santa Monica Place offering an array of festive holiday fun for the whole family

This holiday season, Santa Monica Place is offering an array of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors and shoppers will catch special performances by the dancing sensation, Santa Monica Beach Belles and ballerina performances inside the 14-foot larger-than-life Snow Globe, live DJ holiday sets, visits with Santa, Pet Photos with Santa as well as festive light displays and a 50-foot iconic Christmas tree in Center Plaza.

Tom Hanks crashes wedding on Santa Monica beach

Tom Hanks walked up to the couple who had just gotten married on the beach in Santa Monica. He told them he’d been watching the wedding and thought they were beautiful and asked if HE could take a photo with them.

Anti-vaccine protest held in Santa Monica

Santa Monica police will be out in force this weekend ahead of a rally planned at the city's famous pier by people objecting to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.