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A surfboard motif Christmas tree and menorah are up at Malibu Village. Scott Steepleton/Surfside News
Scott Steepleton, Editor
1:45 pm PST December 8, 2020

On the heels of the successful virtual production of “She Kills Monsters” by Jodi Plaia’s students in the Malibu High School Theatre Department, high school and middle school singers next take the stage via Zoom for the Winter Choir Concert, 6 p.m. Friday.

It’s billed as an evening “filled with music, laughter and holiday spirit.”

Two students will share emcee duties to run the show, which includes premiers of six new virtual choir videos.

Also on the schedule: sing-along carols. (Since you’ll be singing from home, you can be as loud and off-key as you like.)

Tickets for the show are free, but you must reserve them in advance at to get the Zoom link the day of the concert.

A donation link will pop up at checkout; show your appreciation for these hardworking students, who have endured and persevered during a year like no other, by giving generously. Your donation will support the Malibu choral singers and performers.

On Saturday, pop on over to Malibu Lumber Yard, where they’re celebrating Merry Merry Malibu with some complimentary to-go offerings, including holiday stockings stuffed with crafts and a cookie decorating kit for kids, and hot cider, hot chocolate or coffee and some holiday sweets.

You can take selfies or snap family photos by the holiday tree collection while DJ Gold Dust “spins some rockin' holiday tunes.”

Organizers say social distancing and masks are required.

The event runs 1 to 4 p.m.

Across the street at Malibu Village, be sure to check out the Christmas Tree and menorah — both made from surfboards!

Talking about Christmas trees: Malibu Country Mart has its set up in the courtyard, not far from the mailbox where kids can drop off letters to Santa Claus.

Given the state of things, these events and more around town are making spirits bright.

Scott Steepleton is the editor of Malibu Surfside News. You can reach him at