Parking & Directions


Parking is available near both the start and finish areas.

As in years past, this year’s Christmas Run 5k and 10k course will start on Barnard Way (near Ocean Park Blvd.) along the shores of sunny Santa Monica Beach. The run will again move south from Santa Monica, down the Venice Boardwalk onto the streets of Venice, and finish at the famous Venice Pavilion.

Parking lots are available in Santa Monica and Venice along Barnard Way (near the start line), at the end of Rose Avenue and on North Venice Boulevard (about 1 mile from the finish). GOOGLE MAP  

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We encourage all participants to make use of public transportation, including Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus line, Los Angeles Metro buses and the newly opened Metro Expo Train Line. Of course, bicycles are always welcome. However, be sure to bring a sturdy lock as the Christmas Run cannot be responsible for lost or stolen bicycles.

Street closures around the course will begin between 3:00am & 5:30am. Please plan your driving and parking accordingly.

Start Line Parking


2030 Barnard Way (Lot 5 South), Santa Monica $8.00 Cash Only*

Lot opens at 5:00am
Approx. 1 mile from Finish Line
* Note: parking prices may vary or change

Finish Line Parking

Lot opens at 5:00am
Entrance is off N. Venice Blvd only. All vehicles are required to exit on Dell Ave.
Approx. 1 mile from Start Line
* Note: parking prices may vary or change

Parking & Directions

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