This Saturday, November 30, is national Small Business Saturday, and our Larchmont Boulevard Association businesses will be celebrating with a Holiday Open House, including special guests, discounts, the official arrival of Santa Claus (via firetruck in snowless LA), live musical performers, and a special holiday trolley transporting shoppers up and down the street.
11:30 – Trolley Service Begins
Ride the free trolley up and down the Boulevard to the shops, Christmas tree lot, and Santa!
12:00-3:00 Santa will be at the Rotary Tree Lot
Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 574 N. Larchmont Blvd! He will be taking requests from all kids (naughty AND nice)!
Live music in front of Rhodes School of Music, Landis Gifts & Stationery, and the Rotary Christmas Tree Lot.
Sampling of Participating Merchants
Rhodes School of Music
215 N. Larchmont
Offering $50 off your first month of music lessons if you enroll before January 15th! Give them a call at 323-522-4888 for more info or to sign up!
219 N. Larchmont
Hosting a jewelry trunk show and serving wine.
128 1/2 N. Larchmont
Offering Blessing Boxes, unique handmade jewelry, and a small pop-up featuring Argentinian artist Male Kelsey. They will also be serving Prosecco and Chocolate Cookies from 2:00 – 6:00 pm.
Landis Gifts & Stationery
138 N. Larchmont
Hosting a fabulous prize drawing with entry for every $10 purchase, and will have refreshments too. Two artists will also be on hand to show their remarkable work: Sally Jacobs, a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists will autograph her 2020 calendars and kitchen notepads featuring her drawings and paintings…and Mae Hirota, an artist who can turn a ball of clay into an exquisite faux chocolate-dipped strawberry, will be presenting her cupcake Christmas decorations. The luscious looking cupcakes are just a few examples from her beautiful and hyper-realistic “fake food” collection.
212 N. Larchmont
Offering 25% off EVERYTHING and 40% off outerwear.
Erin Mckenna’s Bakery
236 N. Larchmont
Giving out buy-one-get-one coupons for donuts for future
use after every purchase.
336 N. Larchmont
20% off dog and cats treats.
Shopaholic Sample Sales
234 N. Larchmont
11th Annual Thanksgiving Thrifty Thirty Sale – a great variety of items at $30, from brands including DL1961, Tina + Jo, Heather, Asilio, Greylin, Sancio, and more. Also, enjoy nibbles and bites while you shop.
484 N. Larchmont
Offering 15% off Privates, Stretch, Yoga, and Meditation and 55 Group Class Packages for $999 plus 25% off all products (in store only).
126 N. Larchmont
All Day Long! 40+ authors, screenwriters, librarians and other bookworms:
Derek Haas — with sons Augie & Bruno
Producer and author of The Silver Bear series and most recently The Way I Die.
Author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, Garden of Small Beginnings and Other People’s Houses.
Author of Edgar Award winning Mas Arai mystery series, Ellie Rush series, and most recently Iced in Paradise, a Leilani Santiago mystery series.
Jen Wang — She’ll be sketching!
Author of The Prince and the Dressmaker and Stargazing.
Author of the Junior Bender and Poke Rafferty mystery series.
Author of Lost Luggage and Drowned Under.
Julia Claiborne Johnson
Author of Be Frank with Me and another novel coming soon…
Dan Goor — with Purvi and daughters Zoey and Mila
TV writer and producer. Co-creator of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Author of several poetry collections including most recently Sunbathing on Tyrone Power’s Grave.
Author of The Blessing of a B Minus, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, and Voice Lessons.
Filmmaker and novelist. Author of The Player, The Return of the Player, andNK3
Photographer for Twin Peaks, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Kids are Alright,etc.
Author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for Day and Tales of Falling and Flying.
Librarian for Pilgrim School.
Author of Tell Me Three Things, What to Say Next and Hope and Other Punchlines.
Mystery and crime writer, author of 19 novels, 9 comics and 50 short stories including The Obama Inheritance, Violent Spring, and Perdition, U.S.A.
Author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series.
Author of Piper Perish and Art Boss.
Boyle Heights educator (teacher/principal) and Pushcart Press Editors’ Book Award nominee.
Author of The Drifter.
Author of 8th and Agony and New Jersey Me.
Author of The Seamstress of Ourfa.
Author of The (OriginalI) Adventures of Ford Fairlane.
Poet and author of Dementia, My Darling, Calamity Joe, Bouncy Bounce and more.
LA Times, Variety Essayist and author of Of Life and Men.
Author of Follow Her Home, Beware Beware and most recently Your House Will Pay.
Editor of the Larchmont Buzz and the author of Larchmont.
Author of The Stories: Book One and The Stories: Book Two.
Author of Widow and She.
Author of Slippery Surfaces.
Author of Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper.
Author of I’m Just No Good at Rhyming.
Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
Author of Ms. Hempel Chronicles and a winner of the 2019 O. Henry Prize.
Aline Brosh McKenna
Producer, director, screenwriter and author of Jane.
Heather John Fogarty
Adjunct instructor at USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. Previously published in LA Times Magazine, LARB, Playboy, Hollywood Reporter and more.
Author of Ghosted, Monkey Business, Party People and more.
Schedule To Be Announced
Journalist and author of L.A. Man.
John Hamburg — with Christina and daughter Stella
Screenwriter, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Why Him? and more.
F. Douglas Brown
Poet and author of ICON and Zero to Three.
Librarian for Pilgrim School.
The trolley will stop for guests to hop on and hop off at the following locations:
100 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Bank of America)
226 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Rite Aid)
346 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Gellar Dentistry)
444 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Larchmont and Rosewood)
574 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Christmas tree lot)
639 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Cafe Gratitude)
565 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Page Academy Private School)
501 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Larchmont and Rosewood)
419 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Larchmont Village Square)
325 N. Larchmont Blvd. (UPS Store)
161 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Alexander Daas Opticians)
107 N. Larchmont Blvd. (Buck Mason)