Get Into The Holiday Spirit With These Food and Music Events

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Get Into The Holiday Spirit With These Food and Music Events

Looking forward to the holidays, keep these dates in mind if you’re looking for a night of live music and delicious food. Transition into the holiday season by eating s’mores by the fire, consuming rich seasonal dishes, and meeting Mr. Claus!

BEGINNING NOV. 22
HOLIDAY TEA AT THE WATERLINE RESTAURANT
Held at Balboa Bay Resort’s signature restaurant, Waterline, guests will be treated to a delightful afternoon of tea service, pastries, and small bites, with the option of splurging on Le Grand Courtage Sparkling Champagne. Caffeine-free tea is available for children. The Holiday Tea Service will run every Friday and Saturday, with prices starting at $40 per guest, extra for champagne service. Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949-645-5000, balboabayresort.com

NOV. 29
GOLDEN FRIDAY FUN RUN 5K
Instead of shopping on Black Friday this year, join Golden Road Brewing on their Golden Friday. This annual 5k run is for those 21 and older, where you will receive a race-day T-shirt, two beer tickets, and snacks. A portion of the registration fee will go toward the Orange County-based Barks of Love dog rescue organization. Golden Road Brewing Anaheim, 2210 E. Orangewood Ave., Anaheim, 714-912-4015, goldenroadbrew.la

NOV. 29 THROUGH DEC. 31
HOLIDAY AFTERNOON TEA
The Montage Laguna Beach presents an elegant holiday tea service filled with deliciousness. Guests can relax at the extravagant afternoon tea in posh, comfy chairs and choose savory selections such as lobster salad tartlet, and egg and cress with black truffle, as well as delectable house-made sweet indulgences that include gingerbread-Bosc pear pie, and classic and orange peel scones. The teas include herbal varieties, scented greens, and well-being green tea. Signature boutique blended tea choices include white strawberry Champagne and French apple streusel. Classic black teas include masala chai and Lady Blue Earl Grey. Call for reservations. Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949-715-6420, montagehotels.com

DEC. 1 THROUGH DEC. 22
SUNDAY HOLIDAY DINNERS AT CAFE JARDIN
Enjoy a  holiday meal at Cafe Jardin restaurant at the Sherman Library & Gardens. The three-course dinner includes warm duck with pork belly pate, and roasted quail, among other dishes. Seating is limited and is $75 per person. Sherman Library and Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949-673-0033, slgardens.org

DEC. 1 THROUGH DEC. 29
HOLIDAY FIRESIDE SESSIONS & S’MORES AT OAK GRILL
Located at the Fashion Island Hotel, Oak Grill’s Holiday Fireside Session invites friends and loved ones to cuddle up and celebrate the season with live acoustic holiday music on the patio. Local guitarists perform as guests sip ordered featured cocktails and savor seasonal dishes from the fireside menu, including holiday s’mores with chocolate-peppermint bark and snowman-themed marshmallows. Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949-386-8361, fashionislandhotel.com

DEC. 14 AND DEC. 21
BRUNCH WITH SANTA
Back Bay Bistro welcomes guests to celebrate the holidays with family, friends, great food, and Mr. Claus himself. Take photos with Santa in between trips to the sprawling brunch buffet. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949-999-3100, newportdunes.com

DEC. 24
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Enjoy a five-course Christmas Eve dinner at Back Bay Bistro highlighting seasonal sides, three main course options, and a decadent dessert. Celebrate the season in the festive waterfront atmosphere with gorgeous views of the Back Bay illuminated with holiday lights. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949-999-3100, newportdunes.com

DEC. 25
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT THE RANCH
With a full menu of Christmas dishes to choose from, enjoy a Christmas brunch prepared for you at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. Listen to live music and take pictures in a festive photo booth. Pricing is $85 for adults and $40 for kids 12 and under. The Ranch at Laguna Beach, 31106 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949-715-1376, theranchlb.com

DEC. 31
FLASHBACK HEART ATTACK
Ring in the new year with the nationally acclaimed ’80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack in the 14,000-square-foot Bayside Pavilion tent surrounded by the breathtaking seaside atmosphere of Newport Dunes. Food and beverage concessions from full bars and food trucks will be available for purchase. Special VIP packages are available. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949-999-3100, newportdunes.com

DEC. 31
STEVIE NICK’S ILLUSION
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the picturesque waterfront setting of Back Bay Bistro featuring a live performance by Stevie Nick’s Illusion, a tribute to singer Stevie Nicks. VIP dinner packages available. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949-999-3100, newportdunes.com

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