Rest and Recharge at L’Auberge Del Mar
L’Auberge Del Mar knows everyone deserves some quality quiet time to revitalize his or her spirits. Relax at the Spa, luxuriating in a lovely stylish guest room, delicious casual dining and unwinding by the surf. When you book a room, you will receive overnight parking and $20 daily resort credit. $284+; Through December 22nd; L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014; 800.245.9757
Wine Garage Sale at Mirabelle
In order to make room for new bottles, Mirabelle will sell its entire selection, including rare wines and current vintages, with bottles starting at $15. Sip and shop for wines and enjoy $2 oysters all night long. Friday, 5 pm; 12518 Burbank Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607.
Brunch at The Gables
Santa Monica’s newest all-day neighborhood café will be open for brunch on Black Friday for those looking to take a break from Black Friday shopping on the 3rd Street Promenade. Sip on mimosas while enjoying elevated brunch dishes like The Gables’ Buckwheat Babycake and Chilaquiles. Friday, 8 am – 5 pm; 331 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 90401
Miracle at The Everly Opens
Ever Bar, located lobby level within The Kimpton Everly Hotel will transform into a retro-inspired winter wonderland as the host of the 2018 Los Angeles pop-up of Miracle®, the beloved Christmas-themed bar. The festive experience will feature a candy cane “selfie station,” a fifteen-foot inflatable Santa Claus and a dedicated Hanukkah Hut decked out in blue and silver décor. Guests will also be able to order Christmas cocktails including the Run Run Rudolph, with prosecco, gin, mulled wine puree, lemon and cane syrup and the Bad Santa, a hot milk punch with Barbados rum, Trinidad Overproof Rum, Batavia Arrack, Pineapple Juice, Lemon Juice, Almond Milk, 8 Spices, Coconut Water and Coconut Oil. Friday, through December 31st; Kimpton Everly Hotel. 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hyatt Regency’s Black Friday Champagne Shuttle
What better way to shop on Black Friday than with a glass of bubbly in hand and a personal Sherpa to help carry your bags? This Black Friday, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa will be offering resort guests a complimentary Champagne Shuttle to South Coast Plaza and VIP treatment for the largest shopping day of the year. Two shuttles will provide guests with luxury transportation to and from the shopping mecca. Enjoy glasses of bubbly on your way to South Coast Plaza and upon disembarking the shuttle, you will be escorted to a VIP tent where you can enjoy light bites and refreshments – some fuel to keep up with the masses. Also on hand for VIP guests will be shopping schleppers who will store bags and assist with carrying them back to the shuttle. Friday; 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
Winter Festival at The Langham
Join in their final Heritage with Heart event of 2018, a tree lighting to kick off the Holiday Season, with festive activities for the entire family to enjoy including cookie decorating and a visit from Santa Claus! A portion of proceeds will benefit Elizabeth House. Refreshments and treats include Pumpkin Soup or Tomato Soup with Cheese Toast; Maple-glazed Roasted Christmas Ham Sliders; Oven-baked Sage Turkey Meatballs; Apple and Pomegranate Marshmallow Salad; Christmas Shepherd Pie; Apple Cranberry Crumble with Gingersnap Ice Cream; Pumpkin Brûlée Cheesecake; and Hot Chocolate, Eggnog, Apple Cider. $45 including food and beverage; Sunday, 4 – 7 pm; 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
“Golden Friday” Fun Run 5K
If you’re not looking to shop ‘til you drop this Black Friday, lace up your running shoes! Golden Road Brewing is hosting their “Golden Friday” Fun Run 5K, with 50% of registration fees benefitting Wags n Walks, right here in Los Angeles. There’s no better way to spend your post-Turkey Day than running for a good cause and burning off that extra slice of pecan pie. $20 (includes a race-day t-shirt, two beer tickets, snacks, treats for your pup, and raffle prizes post-run; Friday, 9 am; Sign up and purchase tickets here.
Pop-Up Holiday Cocktail Bar Concept, Miracle
Miracle, the Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched in 2014 in New York City, continues spreading holiday cheer around the globe in 2018, as the brand celebrates its five-year anniversary. This year, Miracle will launch in over 80 locations around the world with Sippin’ Santa expanding to multiple locations in partnership with notable tiki-connoisseur Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. Miracle locations throughout the United States will offer seasonally-themed cocktails in a festive setting through New Year’s Eve. Miracle will return to its original hometown of New York City with several locations opening for the holiday season. Cocktails include Christmopolitan made with vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime, and absinthe mist; Snowball Old Fashioned made with butterscotch rye, spiced Demerara, wormwood Bitters, Orange Zest; Bad Santa (served hot) with apple cider, Applejack, Manzanilla Sherry, lemon, cinnamon syrup, popcorn & bacon butter, and baked apple bitters; Christmas Carol Barrel made with aged rum, Aquavit, Amaro, pumpkin pie, Demerara syrup, lime, vanilla, and Angostura bitters; Koala-La La La, La La La La made with gin, pine, dry vermouth, lime, eucalyptus syrup, and orange bitters; Gingerbread Flip made with bourbon, gingerbread syrup, Elemakule Tiki Bitters, whole egg, and nutmeg; Run Run Rudolph made with prosecco, gin, mulled wine puree, lemon, and cane syrup; Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! made with sweet potato Barbados rum, Cachaça, Trinidad over proof rum, dry curacao, marshmallow orgeat, and lime; Jingle Balls Nog made with cognac, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, brown butter, cinnamon, cherry, vanilla, almond milk, cream, sugar, egg, and nutmeg; And A Partridge In A Pear Tree made with Reposado Tequila, pear brandy, mezcal, spiced Demerara Syrup, lime, egg white, club soda, Angostura Bitters, and cinnamon; along with shots: Nice Shot made with rum, peppermint, and chocolate and Naughty Shot made with bourbon and cinnamon. 2018 Miracle Partners include: The Blind Rabbit in Anaheim; Huntington Beach’s Pacific Hideaway in Kimpton Shorebreak Resort; Ever Bar at Kimpton Everly Hotel in Los Angeles; Jst Street at The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar in Sacramento; Polite Provisions in San Diego; Pacific Cocktail Haven in San Francisco; and Paper Plane in San Jose.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade
Welcome the holidays at this annual holiday parade, with a concert beforehand and celebrity grand marshal Nancy O’Dell. The procession winds through Hollywood and features floats, balloons, characters, marching bands and equestrians. Sunday, concert: 5 pm, parade: 6 pm; Hollywood Boulevard at Orange Drive, east to Vine Street, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset, back to Orange, 866.727.2331
Small Business Saturday at ROW DTLA
Shop more than 50 small businesses—many of which are local LA brands. This curated collective of brands and retailers celebrates Small Business Saturday by offering guests up to 60% off at select stores. Get a jumpstart the holiday cheer with a preview of these amazing independent retailers and partake in ROW DTLA’s festive pop-ups, open now through December. While often overshadowed by big box retail and e-commerce of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, small businesses are a critical component of local economies, stimulating growth, attracting talent, and driving innovation. ROW DTLA small business owners offer everything from savvy independent fashion to luxury outerwear, function-meets-form office supplies at HIGHTIDE, specially curated wine and one-of-a-kind gift baskets from Flask & Field, and whimsical fun for all ages at Yolk. Retailers offering Small Business Saturday sales include: LCD – 40% select in-store items; HIGHTIDE – the stationery store hosts a Corner Sale for 20%-60% off select items; dRA – 20% off all jackets and coats; tokyobike – 20% off select bikes and accessories; Myrtle – Take 25% off sale items, and receive a free gift with purchase of $200 or more; Flask & Field – Free wine tasting from 2pm – 4pm on Small Business Saturday with wine consultant Orazio Campoli offering 15% off featured pours of his favorited Italian wines in the shop’s tasting room; OMAMImini – 20% off their entire Fall/Winter collection; Bridge & Burn – 20% Bridge & Burn Brand Goods; and Hawkins New York – 15% off their entire store. Saturday; DTLA