Los Angeles Christmas Guide


Celebrate Christmas in Los Angeles with events, sports, dining and more.

LA County Holiday Celebration
Dec. 24. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion downtown showcases the cultures of L.A. with holiday-inspired music and dance. From tap dance to Tagalog songs, more than 20 entertainment groups share their traditions in this Emmy Award-nominated show. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.3099. www.lacountyarts.org

LA Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls
Dec. 25. Basketball fans rejoice as the NBA shifts into high gear. In their first regular season game, the LA Lakers take on the Chicago Bulls. See how the teams match up when they face off at Staples Center at L.A. Live downtown. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 800.745.3000. www.nba.com/lakers

Dec. 24. Spend Christmas Eve in decadence as executive chef Giselle Wellman creates a prix fixe menu that features egg royal, with caviar, soft scrambled eggs, vodka whipped cream; potato tart with caviar, smoked salmon, crème fraîche, dill; lobster ravioli; aged rib eye and more. 310.271.0576. www.facebook.com/PetrossianBoutiqueRestaurant

Dec. 24. Dine on a seven-course menu that features selections such as marinated big eye tuna petite salad; chicken, foie gras and butternut squash terrine; seared day boat scallop; roasted liberty farm duck; and more. $125/pp. 213.972.3331. www.patinarestaurant.com

Dec. 24. Celebrated two star Michelin restaurant of Chef Josiah Citrin celebrates Christmas Eve in Santa Monica with a five-course dinner featuring items such as seared foie gras, truffle risotto, Maine lobster and scallop “Pot au Feu,” Sonoma duck breast and much more. $150/pp. 310.395.0881. www.melisse.com

Terranea Resort
Dec. 24-25. Dine on everything from herb roasted fresh ham to pheasant pate, to an Italian Christmas Eve buffet, as the Terranea Resort offering diners five different ways to enjoy the fruits of the season with festive feasts at signature restaurant mar’sel, an Italian Christmas Eve buffet and family-style traditional Christmas dinner at Catalina Kitchen, an Island Christmas Day breakfast buffet, and to-go options from casual café sea beans. 310.265.2836. www.terranea.com

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Dec. 25. Chef Anthony Keene brings an enticing twist to holiday indulging at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood with a special three-course menu that includes roasted chestnut soup, black winter truffle risotto, roasted organic turkey with chestnut stuffing, buttered poached lobster and more. 310.358.7788. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Cena di Natale at Locanda del Lago
Dec. 24-25. Just steps off Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, Locanda del Lago offers a holiday inspired three- or four-course feast of traditional Italian winter ingredients, such as chestnuts, artichokes, and veal. The specials will be offered alongside an optional wine pairing menu and a seasonal dessert. $55/$68. 310.451.3525. www.lagosantamonica.com

A Jewish Christmas Eve at Mezze
Dec. 24. Chef Micah Wexler channels some childhood favorites for a not-so-traditional Christmas Eve spread in addition to their regular menu. Dine on matzoball soup, potato knish, smoked sable fish, grandma’s chopped chicken livers and more. 310.657.4103. www.mezzela.com

Drago Centro Feast of Seven Fishes
Dec. 24. Chef Celestino Drago and Chef Ian Gresik offer a seven course Italian feast, drawing on the Southern Italian tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve. Dine on everything from blue point oysters, to main lobster cappuccino, crispy salt cod, black and white pasta with clams and mussels and more. 213.228.8998. www.dragocentro.com

Asia de Cuba
Dec. 24-25. Give your Christmas a little Latin and Asian flair. Asia de Cuba in West Hollywood offers a menu that includes Hama Hama oyster “ceviche,” papas rellenas made with heirloom tomatoes, quasi fresco and mizuna greens, grilled Cuban spiced chicken palomino steak and more. 323.848.6000. www.mondrianhotel.com

Chaya Downtown
Dec. 24. Dine on a winter feast includes appetizer platters of winter vegetables with shaved black truffle salad, and roasted heirloom beet with Fuyu persimmon. Entrees include poached Maine lobster and baby abalone sake risotto with Matsutake mushroom and lotus root, finished off with a White Buche de Noel. 213.236.9577. www.thechaya.com/downtownlosangeles

Chaya Venice
Dec. 24. Dine on a three-course prix-fixe Christmas surf n’ turf sauteed half Main lobster tail or grilled 6 oz. Angus filet Mignon served with crab bisque hot pot or grilled farmers market pear with buratta cheese and prosciutto. 310.396.1179. www.thechaya.com/venice

Hotel Bel-Air
Dec. 25. Celebrate over a three-course prix-fixe brunch that includes multiple offerings for each course and champagne. 310.472.1211. www.hotelbelair.com

Naya Sunset
Dec. 24. Silver Lake’s newest modern Indian destination offers a five-course menu with features such as Angel’s Delight cocktail, assorted samosas, black lentil stew, ginger curry and a lamb carving station and more. $30/pp. 323.663.8268. www.nayasunset.com

LA Market Restaurant
Dec. 24-25. Kerry Simon has created delectable three-course prix fixe menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at his LA Live outpost downtown. Menu includes roasted chestnut soup and maple leaf farms duck breast (Dec. 24) and Harris Range Sirloin (Dec. 25). $52/pp. www.lalivemarriott.com

Tres by José Andrés
Dec. 24-25. For Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch dine on a number of holiday specialties in addition to SLS classics such as SLS eggs Benedict with eggs 63, toasted brioche and hollandaise air, 12 quail eggs sunny side up (also known as huevos a la Cubana ‘Andy Garcia’); olive oil pancakes with honey or maple syrup and seasonal mixed berries; and Rotisserie Jidori chicken served with olive oil mashed potatoes and rosemary. 310.246.5551. www.slshotels.com

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Dec. 25. Celebrate by dining on a brunch buffet that features extravagant stations like Balik smoked salmon with warm potato blinis, winter truffle caesars salad with pecorino, lobster Benedict with chipotle hollandaise, soft scrambled eggs made in bain marie served with caviar and baked crostinis and more. 310.860.4000. www.fourseasons.com

Dec. 24-25. Executive Chef Sascha Lyon offers Christmas in Hanukkah far such as “Seven Fishes,” Yorkshire pudding sliders, smoked fish platters, brisket of beef, latkes, pain perdu with foie gras, as well as a sweet finish of panettone, bouche de Noel, pavlova, glühwein, a festive traditional German winter drink, and more. Regular dinner menu is also available. www.restaurantdelphine.com

Chaya Brasserie Beverly Hills
Dec. 24. Dine on a luxurious holiday bento box that features selections such as Hamachi mole sushi, foie gras terrine, marinated Japanese mushroom, house cured salmon, market vegetable stew and Kabocha squash risotto, truffle butter poached lobster with slow roasted winter root vegetables, black winter truffle. 310.858.8459. www.thechaya.com/beverlyhills

Osteria La Buca
Dec. 25. Head to Hollywood for a Christmas Day Pizza Party. Osteria La Buca offers a full bar as well as pizzas like the Fried Egg (speck, mozzarella, tomato, and arugula), Soppressata Picante (tomato, mozzarella, oregano, and garlic), Broccolini (mozzarella, pancetta, garlic paste, lemon), and more. Restaurant opens at 5 p.m. 323.462.1900. www.osterialabuca.com

Dec. 24. Sunset Blvd. location celebrates the holiday with specials such as prime rib and whole branzino; wile the Santa Monica location features prime rib every Friday and Saturday in December. www.boasteak.com

Andaz West Hollywood
Dec. 24-25. Find holiday specials in addition to the regular menu. 323.656.1234. www.westhollywood.andaz.com

Dec. 24. Dine on prix-fixe menu with multiple options on each course. $69/pp. 323.935.2977. www.hatfieldsrestaurant.com

Il Covo
Dec. 24. The West Hollywood project from restaurateur Sean MacPherson and his partner Jared Meisler, offers a Milanese-spirited Christmas Eve tasting menu that includes crudi misti with tuna, yellowtail, branzino; squid ink risotto; rack of venison with a port reduction and roasted sunchokes; and more. $65/tasting menu, also available a la carte. 310.858.0020. www.ilcovo.com

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