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Special Programs

Woodlawn Cemetery and the City of Santa Monica host a number of programs throughout the year to honor those who have passed. We invite you to join us in celebrating and remembering us at these events:

Living History Tours

History comes alive at Woodlawn Cemetery, Mausoleum & Mortuary as we present our Living History Tours. Join us as costumed guides portraying noted personalities interred at Woodlawn highlight tours of our facility and share their stories and contributions to history and society.

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Annual Memorial Day Observance

Every Memorial Day, Woodlawn honors our nation’s brave men and women in uniform with a ceremony open to the public. Highlights of the program typically include patriotic music provided by local groups, keynote speeches by prominent local officials, and an exciting fly-over of military aircraft. Music and other activities follow the ceremony.

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Dia de los Muertos 

The City of Santa Monica presents its sixth annual Día de los Muertos celebration. The family-friendly event celebrates the cycle of life and the remembrance of ancestors with altars, musicians, dancers, marigold offerings, a slide show honoring lost loved ones, food trucks and a communal memory wall.

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Tree of Life/ Holiday Open House

During the winter holiday season, Woodlawn staff extends an invitation to the community to ring in the holiday season at our facility as well as honor departed loved ones. Decorate our Tree of Life, located in the Mausoleum lobby, with ornaments provided by the Cemetery that can be personalized in memory of loved ones and placed on the tree. This annual event also features live holiday music performances, photos with Santa, light refreshments, a photography exhibit by Santa Monica College Photography Department students and more. It also kicks off our annual toy donation drive for the Toys for Tots Foundation.

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