L.A. Christmas Dining Deals & Restaurant To-Go Specials 2021

LOS ANGLES COUNTY, CA — Christmas this year falls on a Saturday, Dec. 25, with New Year’s Day one week later on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. And restaurant chefs throughout the Los Angeles area are prepping Christmas Eve and Day feasts for on-site diners, plus for patrons who select takeout options to enjoy at home with family and friends.

Peruse our annual Patch holiday dining guide to brunches, dinners and fun, seasonal treats — with choices for all tastes and price ranges — to find what appeals to your family.

Do note, many establishments require advance notice for to-go orders. And for restaurant dining, reservations typically are recommended.

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APPLEBEE’S: Festive $5 cocktails, Sleigh Bell Sips, are on menu through Jan. 2. “Tipsy Reindeer” blends vodka, cranberry juice, cherry & lemonade. And “Strawberry Merry Swirl” is a frozen, swirled margarita with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Teremana Blanco Tequila, melon liqueur, strawberry & lime. Enjoy! Locations here.
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BASKIN-ROBBINS: Jazz up your holiday table with “Brrr the Snowman™ Cake”— festive dessert with melting “snow,” icing carrot nose & tree branch arms, buttons & fudge smile. Customizable with cake & ice cream flavors. Plus, December’s Flavor of the Month is Gingerbread House, gingerbread-flavored ice cream with gingersnap cookie bites, peppermint pieces & confetti icing drizzle. Ordering info here.

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BIANCA: Pre-orders underway for holiday bakery specials by Executive Pastry Chef Federico Fernandez. Among specialties: Panettone Italian sweet bread; Bûche de Noël, the Yule-log classic; Stollen, a German treat; and apple pie; plus such assorted Christmas cookies as raspberry linzer, cranberry pistachio shortbread, ginger snaps, alfajorcitos & coconut macaroons. Ordering link here. Orders due Dec. 18 for Dec. 22-24 pick-up at 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

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BIRDIE G’S: Wow your holiday guests with “World Famous” Rose Petal Pie — tasty treat with strawberry, raspberry, hibiscus, rose & pretzel crust. Available all month for pick-up, with 48 hours’ notice, by ordering online via Tock or calling 310-310-3616 after 2 p.m. Located at 2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica.

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BLACK ANGUS STEAKHOUSE: Filet mignon or prime rib, both with lobster tail & sides, are offered for dine-in or takeout on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Locations closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. For dine-in ($36.99 per person), follow link to reserve, or walk-ins accepted. Guests also can order “Santa’s Cookies,” which come with special QR code to track Santa’s journey! For takeout, orders must be placed 24 hours in advance, and come in varying serving sizes. Locations listed here.

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BOSTON MARKET: Celebrate around the family table with take-out, heat-and serve holiday meals, that serve four to six or up to 12, plus sides and whole pies. Options include turkey, prime rib, ham or ham-turkey combo. Side vary with mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, stuffing or vegetables and apple or pumpkin pies. Order in advance for pick-up. Ordering info here. Location finder here.

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BUCA DI BEPPO: Dine at home Christmas Eve with one of four to-go Holiday Catering Packages that serve up to 10 (half pan), or up to 20 (full pan), available for pick-up or delivery through Dec. 24. Options include mixed or Caesar salad, pasta choice, bread, and entrees & dessert depending on package selected. Info & ordering here. All California locations here.

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CAFE SEVILLA: The restaurant celebrates “Christmas in Spain.” Christmas Eve specials include lobster & paella and lobster bisque with puff pastry, alongside dinner menu. Live Latin music 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Celebrate Christmas Day starting at 4 p.m., with dinner menu & live Latin music 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Reservations: 562-495-1111. Info & online booking here. At 140 Pine Ave., Long Beach.

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CASA VEGA: The legendary establishment is serving from its holiday menu, which includes: Snowball Margarita with toasted coconut rim ($12); Mexican Coffee with 1800 Reposado, kahlua, coffee & homemade whipped cream; and mole enchiladas, with chicken, mole sauce, rice & beans ($21), plus soup or salad add-on ( another $5.) At 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

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CHART HOUSE: Pre-order by Dec. 17 for takeout Christmas dinner: Prime Rib Family Pack ($145) or Lamb Dinner Family Pack ($165). Both include entrees, salad, sides & dessert. Pick-up is Dec. 24-25. Ordering info here. Or opt to dine on-site Dec. 25 with three-course, all inclusive dinner. Menu & reservations here. Restaurant in Redondo Beach. Price may vary by location.

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CLAIM JUMPER STEAKHOUSE: Celebrate at home with three-course, takeout feast for six to eight. Entree options are turkey ($135), ham ($135) or combo ($145). Sides include bread, salad, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet mashed potatoes, veggies, orange-cranberry relish & apple or pumpkin pie. See details here. Contact local Claim Jumper to order. Restaurants in Northridge, Rancho Cucamonga & Valencia.

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DEL TACO: Back for the holiday season are authentic Mexican tamales — hand-wrapped with real corn husks. Available through Dec. 31 at participating locations. Options: Red & Green Smothered Tamales, with red & green sauces, sour cream & cilantro; Chili Cheese Smothered Tamales, shredded pork with beef chili, cheddar cheese &d sour cream; Del Taco’s 2 for $4 Tamales: two shredded pork tamales $4; Tamales 4 Pack with four pork tamales; and Tamales Fiesta Pack, 12 tamales, salsa & utensils. DoorDash DashPass members can receive $3 off any order over $15 through Dec. 31. Info here. California location finder here.

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DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT: Keep meal prep easy with Christmas takeout options: Complete Feast; Dinner Feast and Holiday Big Yellow Box. Starting at $115, Complete Feast feeds 10 to 12 with choice of ham, turkey, Cajun-fried turkey, peppercorn garlic prime rib or traditional prime rib, dressing, gravy, potato casserole, green beans, rolls & dessert. Dinner Feast starts at $92, serves eight to 10, with same protein choices, dressing, gravy, rolls & dessert. Holiday Big Yellow Box, starts at $125 and feeds up to 12 with 4 pounds of turkey & large sides, plus rolls. Locations throughout California. Order here.

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DISNEYLAND & DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE: The parks come through again for the 2021 holidays with cleverly crafted candies, sweets, festive churros, beverages, winter entrees, and even pork pozole & Mexican hot chocolate. Items can be found through Jan. 9 inside the parks, in Downtown Disney and at resort hotels. See details & guide to holiday candy here, and Foodie Guide to Holidays at Disneyland here.

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DOLLY LLAMA: Enjoy limited-time, holiday treat, the “Winter Wonder,” with mint n’ chip ice cream, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, whipped cream & marshmallow snowman in sour candy scarf. Available in bubble waffle, OG Liege waffle or cup. Shops in Sherman Oaks, Koreatown and Downtown Los Angeles.

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DUNKIN’: Limited-time, holiday menu features Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Signature Latte, White Mocha Hot Chocolate & Holiday Blend Coffee. California DD Perks members receive free medium hot or iced coffee each Monday, one per customer & valid on all blends, including seasonal holiday blend, through Dec. 28. Also offered this month: pancake minis & classic chocolate, vanilla & strawberry frosted doughnuts with Holly Berry sprinkles. Info here.

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EL POLLO LOCO: Celebrate through Dec. 26 with such seasonal deals as: “Holiday Familia Dinner ” (10 pieces of chicken, two large sides & tortillas for $20); Chicken Pozole Verde ; Mexican Hot Chocolate; or tamales ( a la carte or family bundles of six or 12.) Details. And check out El Pollo Loco’s first-ever, in-app game, Merry Matches — available to Loco Rewards members. Scratch & match game for chances to win exclusive rewards. Info here. Restaurant location finder here.
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EUREKA!: For the holidays through Jan. 4, enjoy a Gingerbread Man Old Fashioned — a seasonal favorite with Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, house-made Gingerbread Syrup, Douglas Fir Liqueur, chocolate bitters, herbal bitters & candied ginger. Locations statewide.

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FUEGO: Holiday highlights include in-house Christmas Eve & Day dinners (Dec. 24-25), weekend brunches (Dec. 25-26), to-go family feasts, “Winter Mayaland” cabanas & Fuego’s famous holiday tamales. Takeout orders due Dec. 22 for Dec. 23-24 pick-up. Options include: cocoa-roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans & cookies; or pepper-crusted filet mignon with potatoes au gratin, veggies, creamed spinach & cookies. Holiday tamales, including Oaxaca Tamales, available through December. Ordering & reservation details here. Fuego is at Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach.

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GELSON’S MARKETS: Last day to pre-order your Christmas no-fuss, takeout feast is Dec.22, for pick-up Dec. 21-24. Among options: turkey; ham; prime rib; or brisket, with serving sizes from two, to eight, to 12. Included are such sides as mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls & pies. Follow link to order. Locations throughout Southern California.

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GRACIAS MADRE: Pre-orders for holiday tamales & seasonal sides due Dec. 21 for Dec. 23 pickup in WeHo & Newport Beach. Tamale offering include red, green or red-green combo. Sides feature roasted yams, pozole, pies & more. Order via website. Or take advantage of gift card promotion through Dec. 31: Buy $100 Gracias Madre gift card online or in-store & receive $25 bonus card. Website here. Location: 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood.
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HOTEL CASA DEL MAR: Prix-fixe specials planned Dec. 24-25. Christmas Eve Dinner (5:30 p.m. -9 p.m. $115 per person) includes halibut crudo, roasted beets & persimmons, grilled Branzino & scallops. Christmas Day Brunch (11 a.m.-4 p.m. $95) serves pumpkin salad, crab cake benedict, filet mignon & lobster. Christmas Day Dinner (5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. $115) offers Iberico ham, rib-eye, scallops & warm pecan tart. Kid’s Holiday Menu ($45) with spaghetti, grilled cheese & tomato soup, chicken fingers & more also available. Info & reservation details here. Located at 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica.

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HUCKLEBERRY CAFE: Enjoy Christmas dinner to-go with dungeness crab with curry aioli (Chef Jennifer Toomey’s holiday tradition), Revier braised beef short ribs, hot honey roasted Brussels sprouts & more. Christmas morning & sweets selections: vegetable quiche; take & bake gingerbread scones; Coffee Coffee Cake; or Egg Nog Bread Pudding, Christmas cookies, plus gingerbread house kits available Dec. 1-24. Pre-order by Dec. 17 online via Tock, call 310-451-2311 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. or e-mail [email protected] At 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.

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IHOP: Don’t miss limited-time, holiday menu. Among selections: Winter Wonderland Pancakes with vanilla swirl, marshmallows & powdered sugar snow; Cranberry Vanilla Pancakes with cranberry topping; Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, made with real pumpkin; Frozen Hot Chocolate Milkshake; Cali Roasted Turkey Melt; Winter Wonderland Kids Combo, pancake with bacon, sausage & scrambled egg; plus Holiday Celebrations Family Feast – four-serving meal with eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausage & pancakes. Menu info.
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IKE’S LOVE & SANDWICHES: Score free sandwich voucher through Dec. 31 with purchase of an Ike’s T-shirt at eatery’s holiday pop-up shops. The pop-ups are selling four varieties of T-shirts & a hoodie. Locations statewide. Info here.

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JOE’S CRAB SHACK: “Feast With Santa Claws” Christmas dinner will be served Dec. 25 for dine-in. Meal includes ham, red-skinned mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce & pumpkin pie. Adult: $18.99. Child: $8.99. Family to-go meals here, too. Restaurant in Redondo. Details here.

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KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN: The limited-time, KFC 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog by Enviro-Log, which creates fried-chicken aroma wafting from the fireplace, is for sale at Walmart.com for $15.88. And new this year is contest for KFC-themed vacation with three-day, two-night stay for up to eight in three-story luxury log cabin surrounded by nature reserve in Kentucky. Enter by purchasing firelog, scan QR code on packaging to go to webpage where you enter for chance to win. Or download official KFC U.S. App before Dec. 31 to receive message with link to enter. Free entry available. Find info here.

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KURA SUSHI: Enjoy Holiday Takeout Special, starting at $29 for takeout & delivery only, beginning Dec. 20, while supplies last. Pre-order options include assorted sushi rolls & assorted nigiri. Locations throughout California. Details here.

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LAZY DOG RESTAURANTS: Holiday offering for limited time includes old-school “Roasted Turkey TV Dinner,” with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, stuffing & salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake. “Made in-house, frozen in retro-style trays, and ready to pop in the oven when you need them.” Order up here. Lazy Dog locales listed here.
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LE PETIT CHEF: RITZ-CARLTON L.A.: Treat yourself for the holidays with the new immersive dining experience that goes beyond usual virtual reality with mesmerizing culinary adventure, titled “How to Become the World’s Greatest Chef.” The two-hour show takes diners on journey, presenting stories on history, inspiration & ingredients for each course. Menu includes tomato tart, chicken roulade, branzino, beef filet & dessert. $145 per person. Thursdays-Sundays at 7 p.m. Info & reservations here. Located at 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles.

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MACARONI GRILL: Celebrate on the homefront with a $30 “Feast for Five.” The to-go deal includes an entree, Caesar salad, two loaves of Rosemary Peasant Bread & six chocolate chip cookies. A “Premium Feast for Five” ($55) comes with premium entree choice. Available for pick-up or delivery. Location in Cerritos. Website here.

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MARIE CALLENDER’S: Select from take-home feasts with prime rib, ham or turkey. (Serving four to six or six to eight, with prices from $129.99-$224.99.) Sides vary with options for mashed potatoes, salad, stuffing, gravy, five-cheese macaroni, veggies, cornbread, cranberry sauce and whole apple or pumpkin pies. Individual Christmas dinners to-go also offered for adults & kids. See info here. Find your nearest Marie Callender’s here.

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MILO + OLIVE: Select from three, heat & serve packages for four: Three-Cheese & Kale Lasagna with arugula & radicchio salad, baguette & brown butter chocolate chip cookies; Braised Lamb Shanks with polenta, baby kale salad & pumpkin-spiced pound cake; or Herb-Roasted Organic Chicken Breast with carrot parsnip purée, garlicky baby broccoli & vanilla pound cake. Pre-order online by Dec. 20 via Tock or call 310-453-6776 for Dec. 24 pick-up at 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Website here.

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MOOYAH BURGERS, FRIES & SHAKES: The “better-burger” restaurant closes out 2021 with two limited-time, holiday shakes — Pecan Pie Shake & White Chocolate Peppermint Shake. And coupon for free burger via MOOYAH Rewards App offered for every $25 gift card purchased. Promo runs through Dec. 31. Info here. Locale in Monrovia.

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MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE: A chateaubriand for-two feast is offered Christmas Eve & Day for on-site dining or takeout. $179 & serves two. Included: winter salad, chateaubriand, baked corn soufflé, sour cream mashed potatoes, creamed spinach & white chocolate & pecan bread pudding or bruléed cheesecake with cherry compote for dessert. Info here. Locations in Burbank, Los Angeles and Woodland Hills.

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N/SOTO POP-UP IN LITTLE TOKYO: Chef Yoji Tajima, along with Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama, has created holiday menu for Christmas week, Dec. 22-24 , with early & late seatings Dec. 22-23 and early seating only Dec. 24. Featuring eight courses, including snow crab, Temarizushi with Wagyu beef tatami and oyster, Tori Kamameshi Donabe (chicken kettle rice) and lobster tail, plus dessert. $160/person. Served at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Reservations here.

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NORMS: A $59.99 Holiday Family Meal, that serves four or more, can be ordered for takeout or delivery. Included: turkey; mashed potatoes; gravy; stuffing; cranberry sauce; gumbo; salad; and whole apple or pumpkin pie. See website here. Order info here. Find NORMS locations here throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino & Riverside counties.

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OTOTO: Chef Charles Namba pays tribute to slightly odd (but amazing) practice of making Japanese Fried Chicken & Colonel Sanders part of Christmas with $58 “JFC Set,” five pieces of buttermilk sansho fried chicken, plus sides of shrimp macaroni gratin, daikon salad, cabbage slaw with sweet potato vinegar, biscuit from All Day Baby & Strawberry Roll Cake from Konbi. The limited-time JFC Set available Dec. 22-23 for dine-in & takeout via pre-order. Info here or call 213-784-7930. Located in Echo Park at 1360 Allison Ave., Los Angeles.

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P.F. CHANG’S: Chef-curated menu, rooted in Asian tradition, offered through Jan. 18 for dine-in or takeout. Limited-time offers include: Dim Sum, pan-fried Wagyu dumplings; Fire-Braised Short Ribs with pineapple fried rice; Short Rib Fried Rice; Chang’s Apple Crunch, version of apple pie with vanilla ice cream; and “The Ornament” vodka & saké cocktail. Prix-fixe menu ($50 per person) with appetizer, soup, entrée & dessert, also offered. Location finder here.

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RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS: On Wednesdays through Dec. 31, Caniac Club members can score free Cane’s Sauce, a proprietary blend with a bit of spice. No purchase necessary; must present Caniac Club Card. One free Cane’s Sauce will be loaded to card each Wednesday in December. Club info here. Freebie offer info here. Sites throughout California.

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RED LOBSTER: Treat friends & family to show-stopping seafood spread, a mix-and-match holiday “Create Your Own Sea-cuterie” takeout platter. Select from Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp Platter, Crunchy Popcorn Shrimp Platter, Bar Harbor Lobster Bake, plus such add-ons as Garlic Shrimp Skewers, Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops, Snow Crab Legs & Cheddar Bay Biscuits®. Get simple, step-by-step instructions to recreate the Sea-cuterwreath & ordering links here. Location finder here.

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REDBIRD: On Dec. 24, Chef Neal Fraser & team will serve three-course, prix fixe dinner, with optional wine pairing by Wine Director Matt Fosket. Menu includes: persimmmon salad; cappellett; Hamachi tartare; chicken liver tartine; wild mushroom bread pudding; King salmon; roasted turkey roulade; prime rib; banana bread pudding; and creme puff. ($125++, optional wine pairing $65.) At 114 East Second St., Los Angeles. Reservation & info here.

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ROCA PIZZA: “Holiday Package” deal runs through December featuring two full pans of pizza, Calabrian chili Caesar or kale-almond salad, plus homemade tiramisu for $150. Serves six to eight. Info here. Location in Glendale, at The Americana, 769 Americana Way.

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RUBIO’S: Share your taco love with limited-edition, “Spreading Taco Cheer” holiday gift boxes, available online for $49.99 with free shipping. Orders due Dec. 20 for delivery before Dec. 25. Included: campfire-style mug; fleece blanket; notebook; knit beanie; Rubio’s meal cards ($30 value); and “exclusive’ recipe card for sweet treat created by Rubio’s culinary team. Order info here.

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RUSTIC CANYON: Pastry Chef Erika Chan is baking up such holiday cookies as Beets & Berries Oreos, Fermented Gingerbread Cookies, Quince Manchego Shortbread, Fig Leaf Chocolate Chip Cookies & more. Each $50 tin includes a dozen cookies with 100% of proceeds benefitting No Us Without You, a local non-profit. Pre-order via Tock by Dec. 10 for pickup Dec. 15-17. Rustic Canyon is at 1119 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE: Dine at home Christmas Eve, Day or New Year’s Eve with takeout “Celebration Feast” for four ($195, but price may vary by location). Includes: beef tenderloin; salad; garlic mashed potatoes; creamed spinach; & Four Chocolate Sin Cakes. Sides to-go also an option. To-go orders require 48-hour notice. Or dine in with prix-fixe meal, including starter, entrée, side & dessert. Menu, ordering & reservation details here. In Woodland Hills, Pasadena, Marina del Rey.

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SAN PEDRO FISH MARKET: “12 Days of Shrimp” promo runs Dec. 10-21 with giveaways each day. Follow @SanPedroFish on Instagram & Facebook to participate. Promotions announced 7 a.m. daily with chances to win World Famous Shrimp Tray, apparel, glassware, hot sauce, spice sets & gift cards. Winners announced on social media. Info here. Toy drive also underway through Dec. 23 at restaurant at 6550 E. Marina Drive, Long Beach, with donations of new, unwrapped toys for MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

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SIZZLER: A special $84.99 deal runs through Dec. 31 for a to-go Holiday Heat & Eat Dinner, serving up to six. Included: tri-tip sirloin, bourbon peppercorn gravy, mac & cheese, green beans with sliced almonds & mashed potatoes. See details. Orders require 24-hour notice. Locations listed here.

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SWEET ROSE CREAMERY: Swing by for such festive holiday cookies & candies as Peppermint Patty, Spiced Gingerbread, Brown Sugar Butter Pecan & more. There are $8 bags of housemade Iced Gingerbread Cookies, Chocolate-Covered Honeycomb (both dairy-free), Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies & $5 TCHO Chocolate Bars. Available at Brentwood Country Mart and Main Street, Santa Monica shops. Website here.

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TALLULA’S: Chef Brad Long is bringing back his traditional tamales (pork verde or frijol negro), along with heat & serve, family-size dishes like chile ancho-braised pork shank wrapped in banana leaves with rice & beans, corn tortillas, salsa roja & pickles & chicken enchiladas suizas, nacho kits, margaritas & more. Pre-order by Dec.20 via Tock or call 310-526-0027 for pick-up or delivery Dec. 21-23. At 118 Entrada Drive, Santa Monica. Info here.

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TATEL BEVERLY HILLS: Special Christmas Eve dinner offered Dec. 24 with shareable appetizer, dessert & entree choice of risotto with black perigold truffle, butter-roasted monkfish & clams or Wagyu rib roast. $175 per person. Menu here. At 453 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. Booking info here.

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TERRANEA RESORT: Gourmet Holiday Meals To-Go, with serving options from four to eight, available for Christmas. Orders due Dec. 20 for Dec. 24-25 pick-up. Choose from prime rib, ham or vegan, with such sides as stuffing, mashed potatoes, beans, yams, soups & pies. Separate sweets & sides also offered. Order info here. At 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.

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THEBLVD AT BEVERLY WILSHIRE: Back by popular demand is family-style Festive-To-Go menu, with appetizers, sides, dessert & entree choices of prime rib, bass or lamb. Orders due Dec. 17 for pick-up Dec. 24 – Jan. 1. Or dine in-house: Christmas Eve with three-course prix fixe menu & live music ($145 per person, $70 per child. Reservations via Tock); Christmas Day three-course prix fixe menu & music ($125/adult & $60/child. Reserve here.); New Year’s Eve four-course prix fixe menu, music & DJ ($365/adult & $180/child. Reserve here.); or New Year’s Day brunch with caviar, seafood platter, Bloody Mary bar, bottomless champagne & special desserts menu. Reservations via OpenTable. Don’t miss festive cocktail — “The Wise King” — with tequila, peppermint schnapps & hot chocolate. At 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

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THE BUNGALOW KITCHEN: Special prix-fixe menus offered Christmas Eve (featuring dry-aged prime rib), New Year’s Eve ($105 per person with Maine sea scallops & filet mignon) & for New Year’s Day brunch (including build-your-own Bloody Mary & oyster bar). Reservations available at 562-718-9400 or via [email protected] Located at 6400 Pacific Coast Highway, Belmont Shore/Long Beach. Info here.

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THE WAYFARER DTLA: Lilly Rose restaurant is hosting New Year’s Eve, four-course prix fixe dinner at The Rooftop from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. ($85++ per person.) Lighter pre-celebration meal, 2 p.m-6 p.m., also offered. ($50 ++ per person.) The downtown hotel will hold NYE celebration beginning 8 p.m., for 21+, with open bar until midnight, tray-passed apps, music, dancing, drinks & more. (General Admission Pre-Sale: $150, VIP Access Pre-Sale: $250, General Admission: $175, VIP Access: $275). At 813 Flower St., Los Angeles. Info on NYE tickets here. Dining requires reservations.
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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD: New holiday food items available at Universal City theme park through Jan. 9. Among options: Hot Holiday Turkey Sandwich; Max 22″ Hot Dog; Turkey Waffle Stack; Turkey Leg Feast; & English Holiday Meal. Festive drinks & such sweet treats as Holiday Cake Jars, Pinwheel Cookies, Gingerbread Cupcakes & Chocolate Peppermint Cereal Treats also on tap. For limited-time at venues & carts throughout park. Website here. See New Year’s Eve fest & fireworks info here.

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URBAN PLATES: Takeout & dine-in set for Christmas Eve, with plant-based, vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options. To-go family meals, with protein choice, two scratch-made sides & rustic bread available: Grilled Cage Free Chicken Family Meal – $45.95; Grilled Wild Caught Ahi Family Meal- $49.95; Grilled Grass-Fed Steak-Family Meal – $51.95; Chimichurri-Grass-Fed-Steak-Family Meal – $55.95; Sustainable Salmon Family Meal- $56.95; and Meatless Loaf Family Meal – $43.95. Locales in SF Bay Area and Los Angeles, Orange & San Diego counties. Info here.

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WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS: Signature restaurant, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, and al-fresco The Rooftop by JG are offering holiday feasts. Christmas Eve at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills features eight-course Chef’s Holiday Tasting menu. ($260 per person/$75 per child). Christmas day brunch offers scallop & truffle tartare, squash soup, salmon, duck, sautéed Bloomsdale spinach, pannacotta & more. ($260 per person/$75 per child). Jean-Georges Beverly Hills’ New Year’s Eve includes six or 10-course tasting menus with caviar, scallop and black truffle tartar, lobster & Wagyu beef ribeye. (Six-course menu starts at $180 per person/10-course at $360). The Rooftop by JG serves brunch, lunch & dinner Dec. 24-26 with festive, a la carte additions. Its New Year’s Eve dinner features six-course, prix-fixe menu with Tagliatelle pasta with black truffles, Icelandic cod & Wagyu beef tenderloin ($310 per person). Options include glass of champagne at midnight. Book via OpenTable or at 310-860-6700. Location: 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

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WISE SONS JEWISH DELI: The Culver City deli will be open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Christmas Day, serving hot pastrami (available as Reubens & breakfast burritos), potato latkes, matzo ball soup (with organic chicken broth), housemade bagels & more. At 9552 Washington Blvd., Culver City. See menu here.

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