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Dine, Delight and Date in Santa Monica this Winter with a Chance to Win a Valentine’s Romance Hotel Package

Santa Monica is home to beachfront hotels, world-class restaurants and this January, Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO ! The beachfront tent from Cirque du Soleil returns to the Santa Monica Pier starting January 20th. Ideal for a date night or an in-town getaway, Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) is rolling out the red carpet for OVO ticketholders with creative hotel packages and dining and retail specials throughout the months of January and February.

Over 45 Santa Monica restaurants from Downtown Santa Monica to Montana and Ocean Park neighborhoods will participate in dineLA Restaurant Week 2012  from January 22-27 and January 29-February 3, 2012.  The specials are available with a pre-fixe menu: Deluxe Dining is $16 for lunch and $26 for dinner; Premier Dining is $22 for lunch and $34 for dinner; and Fine Dining is $28 for lunch and $44 for dinner (beverages, tax and gratuity are not included; participating meal periods vary by restaurant).

To celebrate date night, SMCVB  will be giving one lucky couple a Valentine’s Romance hotel package at Loews Santa Monica Beach hotel, which includes a one night stay and romantic dinner for two at Ocean & Vine.  Couples can enter to win during dineLA Restaurant Week 2012 by doing the following:

  • Take a photo of your experience enjoying dinner at one of the Santa Monica’s participating dineLA restaurants or attending Cirque du Soleil’s OVO at the Santa Monica Pier.
  • Post a Twitter update including @GoSantaMonica and the hashtag #SantaMonicaDate.

The winning couple will be notified by February 6, 2012. For more information on the contest, visit


OVO ticketholders can enjoy special deals, weekend getaways and other creative offers during their visit to Santa Monica for Cirque du Soleil. Amenities include signature cocktails, tasting menus, complimentary valet parking, and even trapeze lessons.  Cirque inspired hotel packages and discounts can be viewed at

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to the Santa Monica Pier with its critically-acclaimed and family-friendly big top touring show OVO opening January 20, 2012 for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (big top). Since its world-premiere in Montreal in 2009, OVO has charmed over 2 million spectators in North America. Santa Monica will be the only Southern California stop for a Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) production in 2012. For more information

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