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Winter Holiday Activities!

Post Date:11/21/2017 8:40 AM

Happy Holidays from the City of Culver City!

Come join us in our holiday festivities, learn how you can make a difference this holiday season for those in need, and check out our holiday safety and energy saving tips.

Parks Recreation and Community Services Department Holiday Tree Lighting and Activities

December 1st from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Veterans Memorial Park -  4117 Overland Ave. Culver City

Join Santa for this fun, FREE annual event! Watch from below as the “tree” surrounding Vets Tower is illuminated. After illuminating the tree, Santa will arrive on a fire truck. Photo opportunities with Santa will be available along with holiday crafts and refreshments.


Downtown Culver City Holiday Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 7th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Town Plaza, 9500 Culver Blvd., Culver City

Celebrate peace, good will and the holiday season at this annual event. See Santa Claus as he makes a very special visit, all the way from the North Pole! Downtown Culver City businesses provide the hot cider, hot cocoa, cookies and other festive treats that are sure to make everyone feel merry. Enjoy performances by local choirs, as well as appearances by the Mayor and city council members. Culver City makes this holiday celebration “green” and energy efficient, lighting a beautiful 22-foot Rocky Mountain pine tree with over 7,500 warm-white LED lights. Stay afterwards for dinner at one of Downtown Culver City’s many restaurants, or take a stroll down the boulevards. Culver City’s downtown area is Southern California’s best kept secret, featuring a wonderful mix of historic buildings, boutiques, theaters, galleries, and unique restaurants opening on to tree-lined streets. For more information, please visit the Downtown Culver City Business Association website.

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Spark of Love Toy Drive

The Culver City Fire Department is collecting toys at all three fire stations now through December 25 in support of the Spark of Love Toy Drive. As part of the greater Southern California campaign, the Culver City Fire Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for under-served children and teens in and around Culver City. Feel free to donate toys and sports items at any of our three fire stations:

Station 1 – 9660 Culver Boulevard

Station 2 – 11252 Washington Boulevard

Station 3 – 6030 Bristol Parkway

For additional donation options, events, and donation item suggestions, please visit the Spark of Love Toy Drive website

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Holiday Food Certificate Program

For many years, the Culver City Senior Citizens Association, Inc. (C.C.S.C.A.) has worked to spread a spirit of goodwill in December through the Holiday Food Certificate Program.  This program helps hundreds of needy people annually. Qualifying children, senior citizens and families in need will have the comfort of holiday meals thanks to your generous tax deductible monetary donations, which are used to purchase supermarket gift cards. Checks can be made payable to C.C.S.C.A., Inc. and will be accepted until December 31, 2017 at the Senior Center Business Desk or mailed to: Culver City Senior Center, Attn: Holiday Certificate Program 4095 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90232

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The holidays present an increased risk of home fires--often involving cooking, Christmas trees, candles and decorations. By taking some preventative steps and following simple rules of thumb, most home fires can be prevented during the holidays and beyond.  Please visit our website for more information.


Preparing for Cooler Weather

SoCalGas, Southern California Edison, and the City of Culver City offer some tips to promote the safe and efficient operation of your natural gas furnace and encourage you to follow these recommendations to slay energy vampires in your home.  Please visit our website for more information.

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Park Your Tree Program offers Easy Drop-Off for Old Holiday Trees

The City is providing Culver City residents with a new program to compost their Holiday Tree. The Park Your Tree Program offers residents the opportunity to drop-off their old Holiday trees at any one of the following four local parks: Veterans Park, Fox Hills Park, Culver West Park, and Syd Kronenthal Park.  Refuse and Recycling staff will deliver large bins at each park site and regularly collect all trees placed in containers beginning on December 26, 2017 through the end of January 2018.  Residents can continue to place chopped-up trees in their green organics container on scheduled collection days.  All decorations, lighting, and tree stands must be removed prior to disposal.

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