Please note the Thanksgiving events and specials listed below are for 2021. Check back for Thanksgiving 2022 events and specials.
Celebrate Thanksgiving without the extensive food preparation by enjoying a Thanksgiving meal from one of Santa Monica’s many restaurants. From prix-fixe menus and specially curated holiday-themed dishes, to a wide selection of Thanksgiving desserts, the finest Santa Monica cuisine is sure to make the day memorable. The fun doesn’t stop at the dinner table; take advantage of a variety of specials from local businesses and hotels.
Drinksgiving – Ugly Sweat Party
Have an Ugly Sweater in your closet just waiting for some holiday fun? Now’s the chance to break it out for Lanea’s Drinksgiving Ugly Sweater Party! Lanea and Cult on Broadway are coming together on November 24th, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., with an open bar with live music and DJs! $18 for 2 drinks or $49 for Open Bar!
Seaside Cinema at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 25 to December 25at 6pm
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel announces its third annual holiday program, Seaside Holidays. Tis the season for FREE holiday movies…beachside. Seaside Cinema Holidays features timeless classics, seasonal culinary treats, and more. Find a movie here.
1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach
Furthering its legacy as one of Southern California’s premier beachfront dining destinations, 1 Pico has launched a new culinary program and will celebrate Thanksgiving beachside; served from 11am – 9pm, reserve a table for the family early. There is also a Thanksgiving menu with vegan options and a kid’s menu.
Let BOA Steakhouse take care of the Thanksgiving cooking this year, as they have put together a Thanksgiving take home family meal that serves four including all the traditional favorites but with a BOA twist. View the menu and pre-order by 11/23 at 5pm.
Calabra at Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Spend Thanksgiving with an ocean view while dining on the Calabra rooftop with a chef-driven, prix fixe menu available during the day and a traditional Thanksgiving prix fixed menu offered at dinner; to Make a reservation.
Enjoy the large bar and the choice between their Thanksgiving a la carte menu and prix fixe menu that brings a fresh take on their love of hospitality and passion to deliver exciting and delicious food. Citrin reservations are for our outdoor garden only.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a variety of options including roasted chestnuts, slow roasted prime strip loin, baked arctic char, pecan yams, safe stuffing, a variety of pies and more. $95 for adults and $45 for children. Make reservations and view the menu.
FIG Restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Celebrate the holiday season at FIG restaurant with a feast created by Chef Jason Prendergast and team. Featuring ingredients locally sourced from the Santa Monica Farmers Market, this year’s menu offers an abundance of mouthwatering dishes. For guests who prefer to eat vegan, the team has also crafted an entirely different menu catering to these requests. Make a reservation. Pre-order to-go with curbside pickup.
Holy Cow BBQ
Holy Cow’s holiday feast package includes one main entree, five side dishes and dessert. And to make sure there are leftovers – check out the a la carte add-ons including 50% off select wines. Pre-order the Thanksgiving Feast for curbside pickup.
Huckleberry is featuring new menu items including whole roasted Mary’s Organic turkeys or whole breasts that have been brined for 48 hours. Traditional braised Mary’s Organic turkey legs and thighs are offered as well as Grass Run Farms roasted beef tenderloin and roasted Scottish salmon. Delivery and pick-up available. The full Thanksgiving menu and online pre-order and pickup details can be found here.
Enjoy Thanksgiving by Lunetta, either dine-in or order to-go and enjoy at home. View the menu and pre-order to-go by 11/17 for pickup on 11/25. Make reservations for dining at the restaurant from 2pm – 7pm.
Join Oceana for their holiday meal that will feature Thanksgiving classics with a locally-sourced twist, from organic turkey breast with vanilla sweet potato puree and Brussels sprouts to braised beef short rib with pappardelle and cremini mushrooms, and much, much more. Of course, there will be pie. Make a reservation.
Let Pasjoli do the cooking this Thanksgiving. After their successful Thanksgiving at Home 2020 dinner, the Pasjoli team is once again offering a ready-to-heat Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy in the comfort of home. View the menu and pre-order.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at home with a delicious feast from Socalo or choose a la carte starters, sides, desserts, and Mexican wines to round out your meal. Thanksgiving Meal: Roasted Turkey Roulade & Herbed Gravy; Sautéed Kale, Swiss Chard, Dandelion Greens; Honey Lime Yams; Cranberry Relish; Smashed Fingerling Potatoes with Chimichurri Includes simple reheating instructions to make hosting a breeze. Available on 11/23 and 11/24. Pre-order for pickup or delivery.
Sugar Palm at Viceroy Santa Monica
On the heels of its grand unveiling on 10/28, Sugar Palm will be serving a three-course prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving, inclusive of vegan options and a free glass of bubbles. Enjoy the holiday with friends and family under the palm trees at the new restaurant, which features an indoor lounge, outdoor patio, and poolside bar scene. Reservations can be made on OpenTable. Cabana reservations are available by calling at 310-260-7511.
Terrazza at Hotel Casa del Mar
The culinary team at Hotel Casa del Mar is dreaming up a delicious Thanksgiving feast by the sea. Reserve an ocean view table now or plan ahead for the tastiest take away in the city! Enjoy lunch or dinner on 11/25 with a 3 course pri-fixe menu, or takeaway your Thanksgiving meal and enjoy at home, available on 11/24. Reserve a table to dine in or pre-order your take away Thanksgiving meal.
The Veranda Restaurant at The Georgian Hotel
Enjoy a truly unique Santa Monica dining experience for Thanksgiving at The Veranda restaurant overlooking the sidewalk of Ocean Avenue, Palisades Park, and the Pacific. Give thanks with friends and family with a three-course limited edition menu served from 4-10 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Impress your guests without the stress this Thanksgiving holiday with Tiato. Pre-order the meal and then heat and serve. Enjoy Tiato’s 48 hours herb brined turkey, honey glazed ham, mama’s sticky rice stuffing, An’s famous garlic noodles and more. Pick up holiday meals on 11/24 and Thanksgiving Day. Call 310-866-5228 or email email@example.com to place orders.
True Food Kitchen
Meet the newest VIP on your holiday guest list: True Food Kitchen Catering. Choose from our healthy and delicious packages or plan your menu with our starters, salads, sandwiches, bowls and refreshing beverages for any sized gathering… not to mention, everybody’s favorite: Squash Pie. Pre-order your full pie and holiday meal until 11/22.
Truxton’s American Bistro
Dine-in or preorder specials are available now. Dine-in specials are available from noon to 5pm on Thanksgiving day and include individual turkey meals, turkey pot pie, and the full Truxton’s American Bistro menu. Celebrate at home with a full Thanksgiving meal complete with sides and dessert. Pre-order by 4pm on 11/24 and pickup on Thanksgiving from 9am to 4pm.
Wexler’s house-brined, house-smoked Mary’s free range turkey is served with all the homemade fixins’. Gravy, mashed potatoes, challah stuffing, autumn squash soup, green beans with shallots and thyme. Serves 4 to 6 people. Wexler’s will include a free leftovers kit with to make Turkey Reubens for days. View the menu and preorder, available for pickup or delivery on 11/24.
Thanksgiving Dessert & Drinks
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Choose from a variety of super fun Thanksgiving Wine Packs like the affordable Natty Wines, Red Lovers, Baller Wines and the budget-friendly and organic Essential Wines. Needless to say, all of these packs are crowd-pleasers and will be memorable companions at the harvest table. Pricing and details listed in the Online Shop, and everything is available now for local pickup or select, nationwide shipping. Plus, we’re still offering 25% off retail.
Esters will also be open on Thanksgiving for retail shopping only from 10am to 2pm AND their team is popping-up at Huckleberry with feast-friendly wines and gift boxes to sell that Thursday, if people happen to be picking up catering there.
Le Macaron French Pastries
Skip the pies and order a macaron tower in seasonal flavors including fall inspired pumpkin and tiramisu or year-round favorites like rose, vanilla or red velvet. Pre-order now.
Rori’s Artisanal Creamery
It’s time to get your Maple Pecan and Cinnamon Pumpkin ice cream pie orders in for your Thanksgiving dessert! We’re taking orders through 11/22, simply contact us at our Ice Cream Kitchen, Monday-Friday at (424) 744-8572 to order turkey day dessert.
Sweet Lady Jane Bakery
Sweet Lady Jane’s Pumpkin Pie, a seasonal favorite, is laced with a hint of bourbon and spices. Pumpkin Cheesecake features a delicious blend of spices and pumpkin with a whipped cream icing top and graham cracker crust. Pre-order now.
Sweet Rose Creamery
Thanksgiving Ice Cream Pies are available for pre-order 11/1 – 11/15. Choose from Apple Pie with oat crumble and caramel swirl, a chocolatey Pecan Pie and a spiced, creamy Pumpkin Pie (that also happens to be vegan). They’re $48 each and can be ordered online via Tock or by calling 310-260-2663. Pickup is available 11/22 – 11/24, and a set number of pies will be available on first-come, first-serve basis 11/19 – 11/24. Open 11/24 from noon – 5pm and closed on Thanksgiving. View full menu and details.
Starting 11/1, enjoy festive ice cream flavors, like Brown Sugar Butter Pecan, Apple Pie, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie, Apple Cider Sorbet, and there’s plenty of Old Fashioned Vanilla for topping holiday pies.
The Pie Hole
Located inside Gelson’s Santa Monica, The Pie Hole bakes from scratch, by hand, using only the highest quality ingredients. Pre-order pies and bread, available for pickup and delivery. Whole pies are 9 inches, unsliced and serve 6-8 people.
Urth Caffé’s world-famous pies are made with the finest, freshest ingredients and baked fresh every day. Pre-order your Urth pie (or pies) and be the star of your Thanksgiving. Place your order before 6pm on 11/22.
Thanksgiving pies are all organic, gluten free, soy free and vegan. Yoga-Urt’s pie crust is made from the almond flour and filled with soft serve made with premium ingredients including dates as a sweetener; select one topping of your choice. (Additional charge for extra toppings.) View the menu and pre-order.
Beach Yoga SoCal
Beach Yoga SoCal is celebrating Friendsgiving with a month of gratitude offering unique, beachfront wellness experiences throughout the month of November to raise awareness for Lupus LA. The popular Santa Monica wellness studio is offering a Friendsgiving package of 10 shareable classes for $150 through 11/30, with 10% of all profits from Friendsgiving sales being donated to Lupus LA, a leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and a cure for Lupus. Perfect for locals and tourists alike, Beach Yoga SoCal provides daily wellness by the water for all levels while supporting a great cause.
Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories
Join a variety of Fall classes leading up to Thanksgiving, including Pies, Mastering your Pie Crust, Crisps & Buckles, baking and more. Try their 10th annual Bake and Take Pie class in person. If you’re hosting a meal, join the virtual Thanksgiving Prep class and get all your birds in a row for the big day. Book a class now.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
There’s plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving at Loews Santa Monica Beach. Stay two nights and enjoy a $100 dining credit for your holiday feast, daily pumpkin spice latte, and complimentary valet parking.
Donate $10 to the Westside Food Bank, get 10% off your entire purchase at Texture for the month of November. It really is that simple. Shop sweaters, reversible wraps, and staples perfect for layering, and you will be set for all your outdoor gatherings this season.
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