Get your sweet fix at Candytopia in Santa Monica


Do you have an addiction to candy? Do you want to experience an interactive attraction catered to the sweetest of sweets? Then you should check out Candytopia, the limited, four-month engagement, candy-themed art exhibit and retail experience at Santa Monica Place. With the help of Macerich, one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of retail properties in top markets, those with a sweet tooth will have the chance to visit from now until July 4th.

About: The two-level, 16,000 square-foot interactive attraction features more than a dozen unique environments with larger-than-life installations ranging from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami, plus photo opportunities at every turn, a candy lounge and candy sampling throughout. Guests exit through Candytopia’s 2,000 square-foot retail shop offering exclusive Candytopia merchandise and more.

The exhibit is created by candy stylist Jacke Sorkin with help from event and production design guru Zac Hertog, CEO of ZH Productions and retail veteran John Goodman.

“Our exciting, candy-fueled art and retail experience appeals to all the senses, and to people of all ages,” said Goodman, Candytopia’s co-founder and CEO. “Macerich’s Santa Monica Place has proved to be the ideal setting for us to successfully launch our traveling exhibit because it is a top visitor destination in and of itself in downtown Santa Monica with built-in amenities that support our brand.”

To purchase tickets, visit Adult tickets are $30 each, children ages 4-12 are $23 each, and children age 3 and under get to go in free.

Exhibit hours:

  • Monday through Saturday
  • 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 8:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday
  • 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 8:30 p.m.)
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