Christmas in Malibu

Books, Santa & Shopping

By: Gracee Arthur

Tuesday I ventured into Santa Monica where I had an appointment in the Edgemar complex. The architectural center was designed by the renowned architect Frank Ghery.  Entering the courtyard, my eyes were captured by a fabulous sculpture of a Christmas tree assembled with shopping carts! After the chaos of Black Friday, the tree is not only  a creative masterpiece but a statement of what has become of Christmas.

However, if you are looking for a more peaceful way to shop and enjoy seasonal events, while supporting local businesses, stop by the Malibu Country Mart. Diesel Bookstore is featuring a book signing with Malibu author Ben Marcus whose latest book is “Images of America: Malibu.” The event will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-to 3 PM at Diesel’s new location at 23410 Civic Center Way Suite A-3.

Malibu Country Mart also welcomes Santa and his Reindeer back to Malibu this holiday season. Here is the schedule of weekend holiday events at the Mart:

Winter Wonderland Schedule

Saturday, December 3
’Tis the Season! Come to the Cookie Decorating Party (1:00 – 4:00pm)
and stay for the Tree Lighting Ceremony (5:00pm)

Saturday, December 10
Photos with Santa (Noon – 3:00pm), Strolling Carolers (1:00 – 3:00pm)
and the Stocking and Dreidel Decorating Party (1:00 – 3:00pm)

Saturday, December 17
Photos with Santa (12:00 – 3:00pm), Strolling Carolers (1:00 – 3:00pm)
and Santa’s Reindeer visit the Malibu Country Mart (Noon – 4:00pm)

Keep it Malibu mellow (no pushing, shoving or pepper spray please)!! Happy Holiday Shopping!

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