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‘Holly Jolly’ Hollywood with Special Hollywood Hotel Holiday Package
Hollywood Hotel, the centrally-located hotel in Hollywood, is celebrating the joyous season by offering insider access to the city’s best holiday attractions through an exclusive holiday package. Hollywood Hotel’s holiday package includes the following if you book overnight stays during December directly via the Hollywood Hotel website: weekly dramatic readings of classic holiday stories, including The Night Before Christmas and Polar Express, in the hotel’s recently remodeled courtyard (Thursdays at 4:30 – 6:30 pm); special holiday cocktail, The Poinsettia available at the Courtyard Bar (available for additional cost); Universal Studios Day Passes;and insider tips to enjoy Hollywood’s best holiday celebrations and activities. $325+ per night for two guests; 1160 N Vermont Ave, Hollywood, CA 90029


Holiday Feasting at Fleming’s
Fleming’s Holiday/New Year’s Eve menu showcases its best in class “Surf & Turf” three-course menu, featuring an 8 oz. Filet Mignon paired with an Australian Lobster Tail served with a sautéed mushroom medley, merlot salt and cabernet demi-glace. The meal begins with a choice of Fleming’s delicious lobster bisque or Seafood Louie Wedge Salad, featuring colossal crabmeat and shrimp. To finish the night on a sweet note, you can select either warm butter cake over a rich chocolate sauce with candied walnuts, Chantilly cream and caramelized Bosc pears, drizzled with caramel sauce or any option from their dinner menu. Fleming’s has also crafted the perfect drink pairings to complement this meal. Sip on a glass of Belle Glos, Las Alturas Santa Lucia Highlands, or enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, like the Merry Berry or High End Old Fashioned. To make New Year’s Eve extra special, you can pair Fleming’s holiday meal with a bottle of Schramsberg, Brut Blanc de Blancs North Coast, Veuve Clicquot, Brut Champagne Yellow Label France, NV or Dom Perignon, Brut Champagne France, 2006/09. Through January 3rd

Emissary \ ˈe-mə-ˌser-ē , -ˌse-rē \ : a secret agent
Emissary is a new badass, babe-filled, monthly dinner, drinks and discussion for women who want more out of a night out in LA. Kicking off at Sunset’s favorite hidden lounge, Blind Dragon, the evening begins with a unique conversation with a diverse group of strong women, at the top of their fields, across various spheres: music, fashion, sex-positivity, art & more. They’ve gathered their favorite female voices to enlighten your night with new ideas and dialogue. Emissary transforms into DJ’s & live performances after dinner – and everything is always, 100% female-driven. Don’t miss a special ceremony at midnight. Featured Panelists: POSSOCarah FayeLP GiobbiScarlettt Natalie HernandezKelleia, and Moderated by: Cailin Corbett. $15-$65; Tuesday, 8 pm; Blind Dragon, 9201 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Taco Tuesday at The Roof Garden
Heat up your weeknight plans with a trio of tacos and beautiful rooftop views. Created by executive chef David Codney, choose from Al Pastor, Octopus, Pollo Pibil, Chimichurri Camerones and Carne Asada tacos, each served in a handmade tortilla and garnished with herbs from the hotel’s own rooftop garden. $19+/three tacos. Tuesday (also December 19th and 26th), 5-9 pm; 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.975.2855

The Stalking Horse Brewery & Freehouse presents The Stalking Horse Beer Launch Party!
Come join The Stalking Horse in celebrating its new brews! Brewer Brandon Edwards is excited to premiere three new brews at The Stalking Horse Beer Launch Party. Made by their brewery at a sister location, Overly Polite Summer Ale, West Pico English Pale Ale, and Far & Away Irish Red will make its official Stalking Horse debut. There will also be select brewery tours, talks with brewers, flights of 4 Artisanal Brewers Collective beers, and a special sneak peek of a Bell Marker IPA from brewer Noah Regnery. Tuesday, 6 pm; 10543 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Head to Newport Beach for their 109th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The harbor will be alive with boats, yachts, and canoes, many of them sporting over $500,000 in decorations. Free; Wednesday-December 17th; Newport Beach, CA


Deck the Halls Ugly Sweater Party at Del Frisco’s Grille

Join Del Frisco’s Grille for the Deck the Halls Ugly Sweater Party and Spin PR Holiday Party Benefitting Toys for Tots. Come in with your ugliest sweaters for complimentary apps (6-7 pm), cocktails, sweater contests, $6 Santa Monica Brew Works , $7 VIP Cocktails and caroling by the Santa Monica Chorus! Prizes for Ugliest Sweater receive one night stay at Shore Hotel and brunch for 4 at Del Frisco’s Grille. Admission: unwrapped toy; Thursday, 6-9 pm; 1551 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA




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