Malibu’s Centers Are All Aglow with Holiday Color and Bustle
• Changing Local Commercial Fare Shines Brightly during the Gift-Giving Time of the Year
The temperature is dropping and the winter rainy season may have begun, but the holiday mood is lively at local shopping centers from the Civic Center area to Point Dume.
At the Malibu Lumber Yard, the final touches are being completed for this Saturday’s special tree lighting event and celebration of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 85th anniversary, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Geared to the entire family, there will be ornament decorating, music, film memorabilia, and a Spark of Love toy drive to add to the MLY festivities.
At the Malibu Country Mart, shoppers welcomed Santa and listened to period-attired carolers when the center’s Christmas tree was lit last weekend.
More Santa, carolers and fun events are coming up this weekend. It’s “date night” at John Varvatos on Thursday until 8 pm. On Sunday from noon until 6 p.m., MCM’s newest addition, Rock and Revolution, will host a “do-it-yourself” T-shirt and jeans decorating event. Participants can bring their own items and, for $25, create a custom design with beading, crystals, airbrushing and more.
A “Doggie Costume Contest,” where pooches in outrageous get-up can vie for a prize and a photo op with Santa, is set for noon on Sunday at the MCM Christmas tree.
Santa photos with children and families continue Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Carolers stroll Saturday between 3 and 5 p.m., and there’s wine tasting while adults pose with Santa from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.