Culver City to Host Downtown Tree Lighting Sled-Tacular on December 5

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The City of Culver City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (Culver City PRCS) and Culver City Downtown Business Association are combining forces to create a grand holiday kickoff celebration on Thursday, December 5.

The Tree Lighting Sled-Tacular will take place from 5 to 8 PM in Culver City’s Town Plaza (outdoors at the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Van Buren Place) and is free for all to enjoy.

“There isn’t a better way to gear up and celebrate the holidays than with our annual tree lighting,” said Culver City Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells. “A product of a number of local groups, the Sled-Tacular is a fine example of Culver City coming together to kickoff the holidays with celebration and community. I look forward to seeing everyone at the festivities!”

Tree Lighting Sled-Tacular Schedule

  • 5-8 PM: Guests can enjoy inflatables for kids, performances by local community groups, a life-size snow globe, snow sledding, carnival games from Culver City’s Kiwanis Club and Joymode, a photo-op station and live performances
  • 6 PM: The tree lighting ceremony begins
  • 6:30 PM – Santa Claus arrives

Performers and presenters on the entertainment stage will include the Mayor and City Council, Culver City School Choirs, AVPA Brass Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Tiny Tots Ballet & Tap, Beyond Pre-K En Español and more.

Culver_City_Sled-Tacular, Dec 5

The Culver City Downtown Business Association will also offer a treat station with sweets, hot chocolate, and coffee. After the celebration, guests can find special dinner offers at many downtown restaurants. 

Multiple transportation options are available to attendees, including the Culver City Bicycle Coalition’s bike valet, Culver CityBus, walking or driving. Drivers can find parking at City lots on Cardiff and Watseka (first hour is free) and The Culver Steps complex or take advantage downtown’s universal valet parking system.

The Tree Lighting Sled-Tacular is a Culver City PRCS and Culver City Downtown Business Association event, helped made possible by co-sponsors Culver Studios and Culver Steps. If you have questions please contact the recreation office by phone at (310) 253-6650, via email at info.recreation@culvercity.org or online at the Culver City PRCS webpage or Downtown Culver City website