Ho Ho Ho! The merriest night of the year returns for year number 9! The SANTA Monica Pub Crawl has raised more than $100,000 for the Westside Food Bank in the last eight years, and you can help those in need by signing up for this year’s crawl. SMPC is the largest holiday event in Santa Monica with four routes and 30 Santa Monica bars and restaurants offering food and drink specials, as well as festive Santas, elves and reindeers taking over the Santa Monica streets. $20, $25/door; Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 5 pmSanta Monica, CA – Main St., Pier, Promenade & Wilshire Blvd.

Holidaze at Greyhound’s Xmas
They are celebrating by offering you half off all wings, all day long (dine-in only)! In addition to discounted wings, they are also featuring an Anchor Brewing Tap Takeover, including: Anchor Steam, Anchor Christmas Ale 2016 Vintage, Anchor Mango Wheat, Anchor Coffee Porter, and Anchor Go West IP. They are serving up winter warming cocktails, such as our infamous Greyhound Vintage Egg Nog made with spice-infused Anchor White Christmas Whiskey & House Bourbon Blend and our Cozy Christmas Toddy made with Rittenhouse Bonded Rye & DeLuze Cognac VSOP. Friday; 5570 N. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042; info@the-greyhound.com323.900.0300

Modern Artisan Marketplace
This local marketplace brings together artisan markets and elevated retail shops. You will find an exceptional lineup of 60+ unique brands covering fashion, beauty, home goods and more. Free; Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Platform LA, 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

Sofitel’s PAW-lidays
Celebrate the holiday season at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, alongside your beloved furry friend. The French – inspired luxury hotel will celebrate its annual pet-friendly “PAW – lidays” event. Join Santa Claus for a pet photo-op with hot apple cider, Yule log, and holiday treats for the family. Home Dog LA, B&G Martin and D.O.G store will showcase pet friendly fun for all as well as providing a free gourmet holiday doggie treat bag to all four – legged attendees. Saturday, 11 am-2 pm; 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Malibu Country Mart Celebrates the Holiday Season with Annual Winter Wonderland Celebration
Southern California’s premier luxury lifestyle center is celebrating the holiday season throughout December by transforming into a Winter Wonderland. Trimmed with festive holiday décor, the shopping destination will feature a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a menorah, and plenty of twinkling lights. Enjoy the festive spirit with complimentary, holiday-themed activities for all ages. You will also get to pose and take pictures with Santa and his real live reindeer. Additionally, throughout the entire holiday season, Malibu County Mart’s unique retailers are ready to welcome shoppers and assist with finding the perfect holiday gift. A variety of in-store specials will be available along with the most exclusive gifts for friends and loved ones. Free; Saturday (and Saturday, December 23rd), noon-4 pm; Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Holly Jolly Day
This third annual event returns to the JW Marriott with a festive, family-friendly lineup. Start with a morning feast featuring sweets like a hot chocolate bar, towering chocolate fountain and cooking decorating station, or go for savory treats like red and green deviled eggs and pigs in a blanket. Other highlights include private ice skating around a twinkling tree and a visit from Santa Claus. There’s also a life-size gingerbread house bar. Ice skating 9:30-11:30 am, holiday food and Santa 10 am-noon. $30-$35, $18-$20/kids under 12; Saturday; 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Artisanal LA Holiday Market
Celebrate the city’s local, sustainable and handmade goods from both emerging and established artisans. The market makes its final stop of the season in DTLA. Friday, 10 am-4 pm; Bank of America Plaza, 333 S. Hope St, Los Angeles, CA

Backyard Besties – Milk Bar’s L.A. Pop Up at Jon & Vinny’s
Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi is partnering up with two culinary besties Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo to throw a holiday bake sale. Expect Milk Bar’s signature cookies, cake truffles, and crack pie, as well as free tote bags. Plus, there’s a photo booth and music! Friday; 412 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Holiday Cocktails at The Walker Inn
Ahead of the NoMad’s anticipated opening in DTLA in January, bar director Leo Robitschek and bar manager Dave Purcell are transforming the Walker Inn in Koreatown into their holiday playground with a NoMad Bar pop-up. Join in on siping on a selection of naughty-and-nice themed cocktails. Sunday; 3612 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.263.2709

Vodka & Latkes Dinner
Celebrate Hanukkah with vodka cocktails like The Illumination made with vodka, Salers Aperitif, Lillet Blanc, Galliano, Fernet spritz 13 or The Dreidel made with vodka, pomegranate grenadine, thyme, lime, absinthe, prosecco 13, along with a dinner spread of Yukon Gold potato latkes, old-school brisket, and braised citrus chicken. Friday-Sunday; 9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City CA 90232; 310.845.1700

Tam O’Shanter Celebrates the Holidays with Dickens Carolers and Special Holiday Menus
Tam O’Shanter is providing a holiday feast filled with special menus and Dickens-style entertainment. The Tam, which will be decked with decorations throughout the holidays, will feature holiday carolers during the week from 5:30-10 pm (Saturday & Sunday from 4:30-10 pm). In addition to festive entertainmen, the restaurant will offer special menu items including Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef, Creamed Corn, Creamed Spinach, Yorkshire Pudding, and Holiday Goose will be served with house made stuffing, sage gravy, mashed potatoes, and heirloom carrots. Through December 30th; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

Explore the sugarcoated world that comes from celebrity candy stylist Jackie Sorkin. There are larger-than-life installations and a dozen themed rooms inspired by sugary bliss. Don’t worry…there is candy sampling too. Friday; $30, $23/children 4-12, Free/3 and under; 2627 Medford St, Los Angeles, CA

Kiss & Makeup Beauty Brunch
Makeup, music, fashion and brunch…Yes, Please! This Sunday, Andre Maurice presents Kiss & Makeup Beauty Brunch at The Grafton Hotel. Once a month, The Grafton Hotel on Sunset Strip is the home to a mixer for up and coming makeup artists, fashion designers and singers. Learn how to create a flawless face for the holidays in the master makeup class taught by celebrity makeup artist Rodney Jon. Students will not only practice how to achieve the perfect look, but will also receive a complimentary gift bag from Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills. After the lesson, sip your favorite libations while being pampered with makeup and hair touch ups. For those who love fashion, sit back and enjoy some of the latest designs during the fashion show. This relaxed event caters to everyone and is the perfect environment for networking. Kiss & Makeup Beauty Brunch also has a variety of musical entertainment, which serves as the perfect backdrop while you exchange information and business strategies with new friends. Sunday, 1-6 pm; 8462 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 800.821.3660; for more information, contact andremauricemakeup@gmail.com

SHUK Pop-Up in Santa Monica
Experience Middle Eastern cuisine and culture at this pop-up dinner series inspired by the buzzing, open-air markets of Jerusalem (they are AMAZING). Enjoy an array of playful riffs on classic dishes such as a Brisket Rendang Tagine accompanied by fresh laffa bread alongside modern takes likes Falafel Stuffed Charcoal Pita or Green Labneh with Roasted Mushrooms. $55; Through Sunday, 7pm & 9 pm; 2424 Main St, Santa Monica, CA

Batman Returns 25th Anniversary Screening! 
This movie from Tim Burton has the Caped Crusader played by Michael Keaton. During the holiday screening of the Batman Returns, the Icy Penguin teams up with bizarro business tycoon Max Schreck (Christopher Walken) to rule and ruin Gotham City. Michelle Pfieffer scintillates as the most iconic Cat woman. Enjoy DJs, bars and superhero photo booth. $20-$45; Friday, doors: 7:30, movie: 8:30; 630 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Hook at Palace Theatre
Voyage back to Neverland for a holiday spectacular! Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of Neverland takes the tale to uncharted terrain as Peter Pan, now an adult, returns to his childhood utopia to rescue his children from his old nemesis, Captain Hook. Robin Williams gives a moving performance as Peter Pan years after giving up perennial youth to start a family. The film has an all-star cast with Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hoskins, Julia Roberts, and Maggie Smith. There will be DJs, bars and free fantasy photo booth. $20-$45; Saturday, doors: 7:30 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; 630 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Cinespia’s Annual Holiday Party and Home Alone
Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, who lives the childhood dream when he wakes up to find his typically bustling house all gone. Accidentally left behind from the family trip, Kevin lives it up with endless junk food and all access to his brother Buzz’s secret stash of sports cards and Twinkies. What starts out as the perfect staycation quickly becomes a battleground when two conniving burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) try to run a suburban con.
This film written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, is still is the biggest holiday hit. Enjoy DJs, live music, and bars. Pajamas or holiday attire strongly suggested. $30-$70; Sunday, doors: 6 pm, movie: 8 pm; 615 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Raleigh Studios Screening of Elf
Catch a screening of Elf, one of the best Christmas movies of all. You can watch it inside a mock drive-in theater, with free food and secret celebrities. Volkswagen is bringing the cars! Free; Saturday, 5 pm; 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038

By Whitney

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