Holiday Open HousE

Merchant Information


Dear Downtown Manhattan Beach Business,

For 24 years, the Businesses in Downtown Manhattan Beach have kicked off the holiday shopping season with a festive night of holiday fare. This is our way of treating locals to a special holiday, family-friendly evening. The Downtown area is lit up for the holidays and comes alive with entertainment on every street, every block and in every business. In addition, the Mayor flips the switch to light the pier and the Roundhouse… its magical!


People come from all over the South Bay to enjoy the Holiday Open House.

Last year attendance was estimated at 10,000 people, be prepared and have fun!

We ask that ALL businesses participate by staying open until 9pm. One dark business is like a dark string of lights on the tree… it’s just not right.

Whether you are an office, a service, a retail shop or a restaurant, we want you to pull out all the holiday magic you can imagine. Go big, think magically, decorate your window, dress up and make Clark Griswold proud Make holiday magic happen!



What you can do:

  • Throw a party and invite your customers, friends, and family to your business

  • Offer special holiday food, entertainment, games, music and a pre-holiday offer

  • Offer a unique experience, special guest, or a rare opportunity to purchase

  • Participate in the Window Decorating Contest – let your imagination run wild

  • Smile and greet guests as if they are coming to your home for the holidays


What the DBPA provides:

  • Advertising, marketing, social media, and coverage in both the Beach Reporter & Easy Reader before, during and all throughout December

  • Holiday lighting throughout Downtown and Metlox Plaza

  • Metlox Plaza Christmas tree & plaza decorations by artist Virginia Vilichis

  • Santa and his sleigh 2 times during the holidays (HOH, Farmers’ Market)

  • Entertainment on every street and every block during Holiday Open House

  • Live Reindeer and entertainers

  • Additional weekend musical entertainment & carolers from the award winning Mira Costa Choir and the MB Middle School Orchestra, throughout December

  • Mira Costa Choir Carolers in December

  • Small Business Saturday advertising and support


How YOU can help:

  • We need you, no matter what type of business, to contribute $100

  • EVERY business is asked to contribute $100 towards the Holiday Open House and the Holiday marketing/advertisement and marketing fund. Thank you!


The Downtown Manhattan Beach Business + Professional Association is dedicated to serving the needs of our 250 retailers, restaurants + locally owned businesses. Our goal is to see all of our local businesses succeed, and to bring more people into our wonderful community of Downtown Manhattan Beach.


We all know that Google is king, and is it important to do all we can to increase our search rankings. One simple way to do that is by having high quality links back to your website. We have linked back to each and everyone of your local businesses from our website, and would appreciate you sharing the love and linking back to on your website! We don't need to be a big part of your website, a simple link in a blog post, or article, or even in your footer would be excellent. Thank you!


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