Joy to the World! The holidays are here and hoopLA has you covered with a list of festivities taking place all over L.A. Get ready to sip joyous cocktails while dancing along to holiday classics, because it’s time to Fa La La La La, IN La La Land.

Events

Candy Cane Lane

Grab your friends and your phones because Candy Cane Lane is back for its annual drive-thru holiday experience. The festive eight-square block Candy Cane Lane has been a Woodland Hills tradition since 1952 and this year’s light display is guaranteed to top all other years. Free; Monday- Sunday, 6 – 10:00 pm; intersection of Lubao and Oxnard Streets (by Pierce Collage) Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Holiday Road

The North Pole just got a little closer thanks to Holiday Road. The drive-thru experience features holiday displays, musical performances, thousands of lights and festive holiday décor. Reservations required. $34.99+; Monday – Sunday (through the 31st), 5 – 10:00 pm; King Gillette Ranch – 26800 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, CA 91302

Holidays at Disneyland

The happiest place on Earth invites you to spend the holidays with Mickey and the gang. Through January 9th, dine on special holiday cuisine, watch the light parades and visit Santa and all his friends from the North Pole. $104+; refer to website for hours; 1313 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802; 714.781.4636

Dinner and a Movie at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre

Step into a Winter Wonderland at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre’s seasonal movie screenings. Sit back and get comfy while watching holiday classics like: Elf, Home Alone, and Ariel’s favorite holiday movie, Die Hard. ($28 General Admission per person), and ($49 VIP package with three-course tasting menu from E.P. Restaurant); Refer to website for schedule;  603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.855.9955

Celebrate the Holidays with The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmer’s Market Holiday Entertainment begins this week! Through the 31st, sing along to live music and carolers, have fun with arts & crafts, and enjoy an array of variety shows. Refer to schedule for holiday events and hours; 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.933.9211

Hotels

Festive Holiday Cocktails at Hotel Casa del Mar

Santa Monica’s beachside Hotel Casa del Mar wants you to get into the holiday season with four new holiday cocktails. For those who can’t make it to the hotel, try these jubilant recipes from home! 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 844.880.1077

Spiced Espresso Martini

  • 2 oz Tito’s
  • 2 oz espresso
  • .5 oz Kahlua Pumpkin 
  • Splash caramel and chocolate syrup 
  • Garnish Winter seasoning on half of glass

Lemon Meringue Martini

  • 2 oz limoncello 
  • .75 oz Ketel One Citroen 
  • 1.25 lemonade
  • 1 oz heavy cream or half and half
  • Garnish bay leaf and or lemon wheel

Seasonal Sour

  • 2 oz Makers Mark
  • 1 oz lemon juice 
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • Float pessimist wine 
  • Garnish Luxardo and apple slice 

Winter Highball

  • 2 oz Tito’s
  • 2 oz ginger beer 
  • 2 oz cranberry
  • Garnish Powdered sugar thyme with dried fruit wheel 
  • Highball/Collins glass

Hotel June Holiday Events

Hotel June will host a holiday bazaar and floral workshops this holiday season, in addition to the June Jams series. 8639 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045; 310.645.0400

  • June Jams feat. JUNESHINE: Saturdays at Caravan Swim Club is Every are filled with DJ sets and specialty booth-tails by JUNESHINE during Caravan Swim Club’s brunch. Reservations required. Saturdays (through the 31st), 1 – 4:00 pm 
  • Holiday Bazaar w/ Yola Mezcal: Hotel June invites you to attend their first poolside bazaar featuring holiday cocktails and music curation by Yola Mezcal. Expect to see popular vendors including Old Pal Provisioners, Parker & Clay, Labamba NYC, Dady Bones, Calle De Mar, Morvay Vision & Poppy. Free entry with registration. Saturday (18th), 1 – 5:00 pm
  • June Flora Design Workshop w/ Floom: Join Hotel June + Floom for a special holiday bouquet workshop. The class will feature Roobarb Studio and will include locally grown, seasonal flowers. $100 (Enter code JUNEGUEST for a discounted class price of $55); Sunday (19th); 12 – 2:00 pm

Loews Santa Monica Winter Wonderland

Head to the beach this holiday and embark on a Seaside Family Escape at Loews Santa Monica. Enjoy festive activations, holiday cocktails and more! 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401; 310.458.6700

  • Breakfast with Santa: Santa is coming to the Beach! Bring the kids and enjoy breakfast with the Big Red Fella. $55+ (Adults), $35+(Children 10 and under), $13 (valet with validation); Saturday (18th), 8 – 11:00 am
  • Tea with a Twist featuring Elemental Music: Relax while sipping tea-infused cocktails, munch on small bites and listen to a special performance from Elemental Music. $69; Saturday (18th), 2 – 4:00 pm
  • Seaside Holidays – Cocktails & All That Jazz: Listen to jazz by the beach every Thursday night at Loews lobby lounge. $18+; Thursdays, 5 – 9:00 pm
  • Cocktails, Music & Holiday Magic: Luxuriate in the beautiful holiday spirit at Loews with cocktails, live music & holiday magic. $18; Friday (17th), 4 – 6:00 pm, Saturday (18th), 5 – 8:00 pm
  • Seaside Cinema & Santa’s Workshop: Grab the kids and head over to Santa’s Workshop to watch classic holiday movies, cook sweet treats and write letters to Santa. Fridays – Saturdays (through the 31st), 6 – 8:00 pm
  • Igloo & Fire Pit Dining at Blue Streak: Allow Loews to transport you to the North Pole as you dine in one of their igloos with fire pit table. Reservations are suggested. $500 minimum

Holiday Themed Spa Treatments at JW Marriott L.A. LIVE

What better way to celebrate the holidays than a holiday-themed spa treatment. Sit back and relax as you indulge in a Bourbon Bubbler Pedicure, Vanilla Bourbon Facials (rich in peptides and antioxidants) and an invigorating Peppermint Hot Chocolate Body Wrap. Appointment required. Friday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90015; 213.743.8800

Immersive Dining Experience at the Ritz Carlton Los Angeles

Perched atop the 24th floor of the Ritz-Carlton lays a holiday immersive dinner experience. The activation includes a five-course dinner, 3D technology and a visual storytelling of Le Petit Chef. Dine in style as you marvel at the Downtown L.A. skyline. Reservations required. $145 (per person); Thursdays – Sundays, 7:00 pm; 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.743.8800

Holiday Jazz and Drinks at Bar Pendry

Enjoy live jazz while sipping holiday drinks every Thursday night at West Hollywood’s Bar Pendry. Reservations recommended. Thursdays, 6 – 9:00 pm; 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.928.9000

Celebrate the Holidays at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

The Sofitel welcomes you to Live the French Way this holiday season. From festive holiday events to Toy Drives and a photo op with Santa and your pet, the Sofitel has everything you need to celebrate the holidays. 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.278.5444

  • Art de Noel: During December, unite with Sofitel guests from all over the world with the the Art de Noel. The worldwide hotel theme is ‘Christmas Joy’ and is brought to life through the classic tale the Nutcracker. Be prepared to be dazzled by the 10ft tall Christmas tree and Nutcracker décor that will welcome you to the Sofitel’s land of ‘Christmas Joy.’
  • Paw’lidays: This Saturday, the Sofitel and Wagmore Pets Dos Rescue have come together for the ultimate Santa event. Bring your furry friend to the hotel and have their photo taken with the big guy himself, Santa. The day is filled with wonderful holiday memories and hot apple cider doggie treats for your furry friend. Free, $10 (photo); Saturday (18th), 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Photo Credit: EDLT Photo
  • PATH Toy Drive: Help bring some holiday cheer to a child in need this holiday season. The Sofitel and PATH are hosting a toy drive through December 20th. All you have to do is bring an unwrapped toy or gift card to the front desk.
  • Cedars Sinai Blood Drive: This holiday, give the gift of life by donating blood. Donors will be entered into a raffle to win a one-night stay at Sofitel LA, a shopping spree at the Beverly Center and more! Thursday (23rd), 12 – 6:00 pm
  • Festive Holiday Cocktails: Stop by THE go-to spot Riviera 31 for festive libations. Director of Nightlife Aidan Demarest is serving The Ski Lift, a cocktail made with vanilla vodka, coconut cream, simple syrup and lemon juice. Monday – Thursday, 5 – 10:00 pm, Friday -Saturday, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am and Sunday; 12 – 5:00 pm

Seasonal Treatment Add-Ons at The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION

Treat Yourself this holiday season to a complimentary add-on service at the Spa at the West Hollywood EDITION. Throughout the month of December, The Spa is offering add-on services from CA skincare brand Epicuren to all 80- or 110-minute services. Choose from services like the Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel to brighten your complexion, or a soothing Cinnamon Vanilla Brown Sugar Polish massage enhancement. Yes please! $325+; Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; West Hollywood EDITION – 9040 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.310.1622

Holiday Tea & Cocktail Pop-Up at the Wayfarer’s Lilly Rose

Have you experienced Lilly Rose yet? The underground lounge at The Wayfarer DTLA isn’t your average bar, but a one-of-a-kind experience. For the holidays, Lilly Rose invites you to sip high tea and experience their 12 new holiday cocktails. The Wayfarer DTLA – 813 S Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400

  • “Choose Your Experience” holiday tea party: Lilly Rose’s weekly sexy tea party comes complete with Winter teas, sweet and savory small bites, seasonal petit fours and spirits. Ugly sweaters are welcome! Reservations are required 24-hours in advance. $50; Wednesday – Sunday, 2 -6:00 pm
  • 12 Holiday Cocktails: Enjoy a night of whimsical bites and holiday themed cocktails, like the Santagria, Grinch Don’t Kill My Vibe, 8 Crazy Nights and more. Reservations recommended. $16+; Wednesday – Sunday (Through December 31st), 7:00 pm – close

Holiday Food and Beverage Specials

The Green Room Holiday Pop-Up

Hilltop lounge The Green Room has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland pop-up for the holidays. Step into a land of luxury and holiday magic complete with seasonal holiday sweets and a specialty craft cocktail inspired by Dr. Seuss. Sink your teeth into The Whoville Holiday Cream Puffs (roasted Apple, Caramel and Spiced Cream for dessert), and sip on the Drink up Grinches (craft cocktail showcasing Bourbon, Amaretto, Frangelico, Bailey’s, holiday spice & something nice). Reservations are recommended. Thursdays – Sundays (Through January 2nd), 6 – 11:00 pm; 1250 E. Harvard Rd., Burbank, CA 91501; 818.962.4446

Holiday Cocktails at Playa Provisions

‘Tis the season for holiday cocktails at Playa Provisions. The venue that houses four different restaurant concepts is serving up everything from Santa’s Milk and Cookies (housemade eggnog, Bourbon, brandy, two rums, sherry, nutmeg, served with a cookie), Hot Buttered YUM! (spiced rum, house-churned honey-molasses butter, buttermilk, fernet branca marshmallow), Florecita (Mezcal, kina l’aero aperitif, pansy, orange bitters) and an array of tasty Holiday Espresso Martinis. Monday – Sunday, 7:30 am – 10:00 pm; 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA, 90293; 310.683.5019

Holiday Tamales at Plancha Latin Kitchen at Long Beach Exchange

Plancha Latin Kitchen invites you to ring in the holidays with their mouthwatering Chicken Tamales (grilled chicken, cotija cheese, avocado, sour cream, green sauce, and cilantro). In additional to the seasonal tamales, Plancha is also offering Champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate)! $10+; Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm and Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:30 pm; Long Beach Exchange – 3860 Worsham Ave., CA 90846; 562.420.1117

Seasonal Cocktails at ReMix at Long Beach Exchange

ReMix is spreading holiday cheer with a delicious batch of seasonal cocktails. Choose from the Mother Figure (Brandy, fig, lemon, orange liquor), Purple Haze (Gin, blueberry, sage, lemon, peychaud’s bitters), Autumn and Eve (Bourbon, rosemary, egg white, lemon, cabernet), Silly Rabbit (Tequila reposado, carrot, Thai chili, lime, mezcal mist) and many more! $14+; Wednesday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5 – 9:00 pm, Friday, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5 – 10:00 pm, Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Long Beach Exchange – 3860 Worsham Ave., CA 90846; 562.421.0200

SANTA Monica Pub Crawl

This Saturday marks the the return of the 13th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl. The holiday charity event features over 20 participating businesses and multiple routes to highlight the Santa Monica bar scene. Your ticket includes access to $5-$8 food and drink specials, priority entry into bars, 1 free drink, free cover charges, DJs and live entertainment, and entry into Santa’s Secret After Party. Proceeds benefit the Westside Food Bank. Proof of vaccine or negative Covid test required for entry. $25+; Saturday (18th,) 5:00 pm – 2:00 am; Main St., 1240 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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