Menorah: Downtown Santa Monica’s holiday celebration, Winterlit, will celebrate the Festival of Lights with nightly menorah lightings beginning this Sunday, December 18 through December 26. Different synagogues and local groups are invited each night to light the menorah and will host their own ceremony or celebration. Winterlit celebrations will continue with live music and snow from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday December 15 and 22.