Weekend

12/13/2019

11th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl

The 11th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl returns to Santa Monica! Break out your best holiday apparel and crawl your way through over 30 participating bars! Food and drink specials vary between location. Proceeds go to the Westside Food Bank! $10 – $30; Saturday, 5 pm – 2 am; Santa Monica, CA

Christmasland

Celebrate your love of cheesy network holiday classics at Christmasland, the first-ever holiday movie experience. Festivities include gingerbread decorating competition, a wreath-making workshop, carolers, Christmas tree scavenger hunt, winter wonderland photo booth, and holiday mixology. You can also partake in a live podcast from Deck the Hallmark and a star-studded panel with Hallmark actress Nikki DeLoach, famed movie author Tracy Andreen, and other surprise guests, and will be hosted by Dr. Christmas, tree stylist to the stars. $55, $100/VIP (includes hosted hors d’oeuvres, open bar and valet); Sunday, 2 – 6:30 pm; The Fig House, 6433 North Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, 90042

Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Wrap yourself in something cozy and head to the Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Watch a trail of lighted boats cruise through the main channel. Narration on a PA system is available at Burton Chace Park and Fisherman’s Village. This year’s parade theme: “Kids Make Holidays Bright.” Free; Saturday, fireworks show & parade: 5:55 pm; Marina del Rey, CA

Gremlins & Holiday Party

Cinespia’s annual holiday party is celebrating with this Christmas classic. First they’re cute, then they’re mayhem takes over for a holiday spectacle with Gizmo and company. After a salesman’s Christmas gift for his son ravages the town, check out their free custom Cinespia photo booth. There are DJ sets before and after the film and a full bar. Don’t forget your most festive holiday attire. $20 – $45; Saturday, 7:30 – 11;30 pm; Cinespia at The Palace Theatre, 630 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Yuletide Cinemaland

Street Food Cinema’s Yuletide Cinemaland is a nostalgic Christmas-lover’s playground. Join in victorian home tours, costumed carolers, a piano singalong in the Perry mansion, Scrooge’s Dance Hall, a light tunnel, festive drinks and more. This weekend, watch Elf or Jingle All the Way. Each movie is played twice so you can explore the activities without missing any movie moments. $10-25; Saturday & Sunday; Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St, Northeast Los Angeles, CA

Semolina Artisanal Pasta Holiday Bazaar

Shop handcrafted artisanal gift boxes including Semolina’s organic, slow-dried pasta and local provisions including handmade ceramics from Mt Washington Pottery. Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; 1976 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

Unique Markets Holiday Pop-Up

At Unique Markets’ holiday pop-ups you can shop from hundreds of the best local independent designers and emerging brands. Shop home decor, clothing, jewelry, art, food, beauty and wellness items, stationery, kids items and more. There will also be free drinks, snacks, holiday portraits and gift wrapping. $15, $35/VIP, Free/under 12; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; Hudson Loft, 1200 S. Hope St, downtown; Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s Holiday Marketplace and Wine Tasting

Shop from female artisans and sip on wine from Paper Planes (also women-owned) on their covered, heated patio. Your ticket will get you a wine flight and 10% off wines in the line-up, a bit of cheese for snacking and an Esters canvas wine tote! In addition to Esters’ holiday gift boxes, the following artists will be featured: Jenny Pennywood – textiles & fine art; Gjenmi – fine jewelry; Lola y Tula – curated collection of Mexican, handmade folk art & goods; Figge – ethical, sustainable clothing; Secret Weekend Illustrations – illustrated products & paper goods; Krystal Chang Projects – flowers & floral workshops; and Fleur Marché and HereNow – organic, CBD beauty products. $25; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm; 1314 Seventh St, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Winterlit Holiday Market

Take the stress out of holiday shopping and celebrate the holidays at the Winterlit Holiday Market on the Third Street Promenade featuring unique Made in LA gifts for everyone on your list. Surprise your loved ones with something one-of-a-kind gift (or snag a little something for yourself!) while supporting our amazing community of hand picked artisans. Fridays, 3 – 8 pm, Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am – 8 pm; 1200 block of Third Street Promenade (located between Arizona Ave and Wilshire Blvd).

Holiday Block Party & Toy Drive

Join The Point for a Holiday Block Party & Toy Drive in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of LA. Donate a toy at check-in on the grass area of The Point and receive a passport unlocking special shopping and dining incentives. Saturday; 850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, El Segundo, CA

Holiday Market

Get some last-minute holiday shopping in at this marketplace at Hauser & Wirth gallery in the Arts District. Vendors include Milla Chocolates and Otherwild. Saturday & Sunday; 901 East 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.943.1620

Malibu Country Mart’s Holiday Happenings 

Head to a seaside winter wonderland full of twinkling lights, an oversized menorah and a menu of eight different types of creative “camp s’mores” like “the s’alty” (two graham crackers, a jumbo mallow, dark chocolate and a pretzel) or “the s’wirly,” which has a piece a birthday cake in it. Join in holiday crafts, write letters to Santa, and stop by for appearances by live carolers, Mr. & Mrs. Claus and even their reindeer! Saturday, Noon-4 pm; Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA

ThriftCon L.A.

Shop at the first-and-only vintage clothing and collectibles convention, ThriftCon, featuring thousands of collectables and classic clothing from more than 100 vendors. Explore racks of priceless, coveted pieces and check out multiple installations that celebrate nostalgic fashion and lifestyle. Donate five (or more) articles of clothing for the clothing drive to benefit Rescue Mission and Shelter Partnership and get a free shopping bag. $8-$20; Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

Vintage Wine + Eats’ Afternoon of Bubbly

Get ready for your holiday parties by learning all about champagne and prosecco from experts. Sommelier Rebecca Rose Phillips will be teaching her wine-based wisdom at a sparkling wine tasting class while you sip on bubbly from around the globe. Free; Saturday, 3 – 4:30 pm; Vintage Wine + Eats, 12023 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA

CANARY Presented by Pacific Coast Hospitality

Join in a weekly jazz night while you sip specialty cocktails by Devon Espinosa. The headlining jazz band is Grammy-award winning, Dave Yaden. There are also world renowned burlesque dancers and special guest performances. Sundays; 1301 5th St. Santa Monica, CA

The Conference Room Opens

Playa Vista’s newest restaurant brings an entirely new meaning to “Meeting in the Conference Room”. At this Conference Room, you can escape your workday stresses. This elevated dining experience has a menu crafted by Chef Miguel Aliaga and is named for its slender and chic architectural design. The versatile menu offers both the comfort of easily recognizable classics along with surprising specialties. Classics include Fish & Chips, Mary’s Chicken and Flatbreads such as Fig Jam and Crimini Mushroom along with new dishes like the Lomo Saltado, a traditional Peruvian beef filet dish with tomato coulis and potato au gratin, Semolina Gnocchi Tartufo with taleggio fondue and alba black truffles and Falafel Crusted Salmon sourced from Patagonia. There are six local drafts on tap along with Peroni and Stella Artois, and specialty cocktails are crafted with fresh herbs and spices. No proper Conference Room would be complete without caffeine. The Conference Room has a selection of over ten different international coffee blends along with a full espresso bar. 12181 Bluff Creek Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90094

Fia Lounge Opens

After opening this summer, Santa Monica restaurant Fia quickly became a west-side hotspot and has now introduced its own bar, Fia Lounge. Vincenzo Marianella is behind the menu that has 25 original cocktails, broken into five sections: Aperitivo All’Italiana; Citrus & Crisp, But Not Sweet; So Strong They’ll Knock You Down; The ’80s Are Calling; and Because You Can (which features the highest quality, top-shelf spirits). Pair your cocktail with specialty bar bites in the European atmosphere and listen to the tunes from the rotating DJ lineup. 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

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