Annual Holiday Sale To Feature Locally Made Artworks, Crafts At Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

A holiday sale at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will feature locally made artworks and crafts. NPS photo.

Locally produced Native American baskets and jewlrey, soaps, bath salts, and carvings will be among the items on sale when the annual holiday sale is held at the King Gillette Ranch at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on December 15.

The sale will be hosted by the Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of NRA. Nearly all items in the visitor center will be marked down by 15 percent from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

"Holiday shopping at the Santa Monica Mountains visitor center is not just a chance to find unique, artisan gifts for your loved ones," said Sophia Wong, manager of the WNPA store. "Since a percentage of our sales are donated back to park programming, it's also an opportunity to support your local national park."

The bookstore features gifts from less than a dollar all the way to $2,000 for museum-quality Native American baskets. In addition to traditional bookstore fare such as children's books and collections on hiking and local wildlife and nature, Ms. Wong says locally produced soaps and bath salts, as well as Native American jewelry and carvings, are some of the most popular items.

The holiday sale will extend to a smaller gift shop at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park, California. With the exception of indigenous arts, all items at both stores will be discounted, some at clearance prices.

The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center is located near the intersection of Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road at 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA, 91302. (805) 375-1930

The Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center is located at 4126-1/2 West Potrero Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320. Open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (805) 375-1930.