A “Holiday Extravaganza” on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice is scheduled to be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, December 8th.

Merchants plan to keep their shops open late for the festive night, offering shopping treats such as giveaways and pre-holiday sales.

The event features decorations, carolers and an appearance by Santa Claus.

Visitors to the extravaganza can shop for a variety of holiday gifts, from toys and clothes for children to stocking stuffers, accessories and even high-end furniture.

A diverse offering of food will also be on display at the event, such as pizza, pastries and sushi.

Santa Claus and the local fire station will be available at The Brig parking lot, 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., to meet and greet visitors and receive a toy for the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles City Fire Department toy drive benefiting the local community.

The Holiday Extravaganza is sponsored by the Abbot Kinney District Association.

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