Thanksgiving in Santa Monica
Celebrate Thanksgiving without 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. During the week, enjoy a range of activities.
Specials and events listed below are for 2023. Please check back for 2024 specials and events.
Enjoy Thanksgiving beachside with a prefix menu including your choice of Seared Prime Rib Carpaccio, Free Range Mary’s Turkey, Wagyu New York Steak and more. View menu and make reservations here.
Pre-order take home Thanksgiving packages. Choose between Dirty Chicken and Prime Rib main courses and enjoy sides like Stuffing, Whipped Potatoes & Gravy, Santa Monica Chopped Salad, Mushrooms, Pecan Yams, Szechuan Brussel Sprouts and Cranberry Sauce. Pickup is available on Wednesday, November 22.
Allow Bludso’s BBQ to be a part of your holiday celebration with take-out options including Whole Fried Turkey, Collard Greens, Cornbread Stuffing and pies like Bludso’s Mexican Lime. Order by November 19 or until items are sold out. Orders will be ready for pick-up 11/22 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 11/23 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fried Turkey will only be available for pick-up on 11/23. Order now!
Gather and give thanks with a take home family meal of your favorite traditional dishes with a BOA twist. Enjoy a roasted turkey breast, mixed greens, rosemary dinner rolls, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and more! Serves 4 for $350, additional sides available. Preorder online by 5pm on 11/22. Pickup on 11/23 from 11am to 4pm.
Dine al fresco style on the Calabra Rooftop Bar, November 23 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. alongside sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean at Calabra’s rooftop this Thanksgiving. Indulge in holiday specials, Mediterranean-inspired fare, and signature libations. Thanksgiving celebrations will also take place at Palma’s inspired gathering place with your closest few. Celebrate Thanksgiving with a seasonally-inspired dinner featuring chef specials, perfectly complemented with hand-crafted cocktails & boutique wines. Make your reservation at Calabra and Palma before spots fill up!
We are thrilled to share our special Thanksgiving take-home package with you. This package serves between 2 to 4 people. The cutoff time to order will be Monday, 11/20 at 12pm. Serves 2-4 people, available for pickup on Thanksgiving from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. View the full menu.
Thanksgiving Catering is available for pickup and delivery 11/22-24. Thanksgiving doesn’t always have to be about turkey, we have plenty of plant-forward entrees for you to enjoy this holiday season! Pre-order our house made Organic Vegan Turmeric Lasagna before it’s too late. This crave-worthy lasagna will give you all the autumn feels and pairs perfectly with our Fall Harvest Salad. Preorder online.
Abundance is on the menu, and The Georgian is offering a delicious detour for those contemplating on whether to be a kitchen warrior or not this year. Enjoy a holiday spread on November 23rd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. View the menu and make a reservation before spots fill up!
Order from a family-style menu including main dishes like turkey, salmon, prime rib and portabella mushroom. View the menu online.
Leave the cooking to FIG’s chefs this year and spend more time with your loved ones. FIG’s specially curated menu promises a hassle-free and delicious holiday celebration in the comfort of your own home, ensuring you savor the flavors of the season with ease. FIG’s exclusive Thanksgiving Turkey To-Go option is now available for pre-order. Pick-up time is between 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on November 23, 2023. Wine pairings available for purchase and can be added to your order here!
Enjoy a special Thanksgiving dinner for $40 per person. Orders are available for pickup or delivery. View the menu and call (310) 829-5443 to order.
Holy Cow’s holiday feast package includes one main entree, and five side dishes; order add-ons or dessert a la carte. Pre-order the Thanksgiving Feast for pick-up on 11/22 between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Order a Thanksgiving menu featuring traditional classics with a focus on high-quality ingredients sourced from the nearby farmers’ market. Enjoy a Half Mary’s organic turkey that’s brined for 48 hours alongside a traditional turkey gravy. Load up of sides of creamy smashed potatoes, organic cranberry sauce, roasted harissa carrots, buttermilk biscuits and lots more. For dessert, there are yurkey-shaped ginger cookies and of course, there’s pie—organic pumpkin, double-crust apple crumble (available as a “take & bake” option too) and bourbon pecan. You can also add feast-friendly wines from Esters Wine Shop & Bar to your order, in case you don’t have time to pop by their shop. View the menu here and pre-order online or e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders are accepted until 11/17 at 3pm. Pickup or delivery on 11/24.
Purchase the perfect addition to the Thanksgiving spread with $16 Eleven Parker House Rolls with 4 oz. honey butter from Jyan Isaac Bread. Available for purchase at the bakery only from November 20-23.
Enjoy Thanksgiving at Lunetta with your choice of starters, mains and desserts. There is a variety to chose form including: Maine diver sea scallops, Potato Sweet Garlic Marcona Almond Soup, Six Hour Braised Osso-Buco and a variety of pies. Enjoy in-house for $110 per person, or takeaway for $120 per person. Book your reservation and view menu here.
Make Memories, Not Dinner! Gather at Osteria on Thursday, November 24 and enjoy a special Thanksgiving dinner. Osteria will be open 11:30am-9:00pm on Thanksgiving Day; in addition to the special menu, the full menu will also be available. View the menu and make a reservation online.
Enjoy Thanksgiving at home with a ready-to-heat meal including roasted turkey, black truffle gravy, herbes de provence stuffing, cranberry relish, pomme purée, haricot verts casserole, apple crumble and pumpkin burnt basque cheesecake. Preorder and pickup on November 22, 2023.
St. Monica Catholic Community Thanksgiving Feast
Guests may begin to line up at 11:30am on 11/22 at the church gates off Washington Avenue and will extend in the direction of 7th Street towards California Avenue. All packages and pets are left at Baggage Claim and returned to guests on their departure. St. Monica Catholic Community will not be distributing tickets ahead of time. Toilet facilities will be accessible to guests and bottled water will be provided. Following their meal guests will be escorted to a clothing boutique where they can choose new items such as: sleeping bags, thermals, new clothing, toiletry items and more. And finally, guests will have the opportunity to receive homeless prevention and assistance services, low-income assistance, medical assistance, and other housing-related resources! Volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious feast filled with holiday favorites from Chefs Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken. Whether you’re hosting a couple of friends or feeding the whole fam, dig into a menu everyone will savor including Roasted Turkey with Herbed Gravy, Sautéed Green Beans, Honey Lime Yams, Cranberry Relish, Smashed Fingerling Potatoes with Chimichurri, and Apple Crumble. Pickup and delivery available in Santa Monica on Tuesday, November 21st and Wednesday, November 22nd. View the menu and order here.
Not a fan of turkey? Enjoy the freshest, most flavorful sushi, nigiri, sashimi, maki, and more with Chef Masa Shimakawa at Soko. Dinner reservations are now available.
For Angelenos looking to avoid the kitchen and travelers searching for an elevated taste of home, Sugar Palm is the perfect location to give thanks surrounded by family and friends. Enjoy Friendsgiving Dinner from 3-10 p.m. on November 15-22 and Thanksgiving Dinner from 2-10 p.m. on November 23. View the menu and make your reservation today.
The culinary team at Hotel Casa del Mar is dreaming up a delicious Thanksgiving feast by the sea. Reserve an ocean-view table now. Enjoy brunch or dinner on 11/23 with a 3-course menu. Reserve a table for your Thanksgiving meal.
Impress your guests without the stress. Order from a selection of items including an herbed turkey, ham, stuffing, pies, and sides including sweet potato casserole, An’s famous garlic noodles, and more. Preorder by 11/20 at 3 p.m. and pickup 11/22 from 4-6 p.m. and 11/23 from 9-11:30am. View menu and ordering instructions.
Order a whole smoked turkey and all the fixings, including gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted green beans, challah stuffing and more; serves 4-6 people, $350. Order pumpkin or pecan pie and a variety of caviar. View the menu and order online.
Enjoy a set menu with a roast turkey or veggie roast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables and cranberry sauce, with your choice of starters and desserts. $55 per person. Reservations on Thanksgiving from 12pm-8.30pm, call (310) 451-1402. We open at 10am for breakfast; bar is open for regular hours 10am-2am.
Desserts and Drinks
The team is baking up whole “World Famous” Rose Petal Pies, Crème Brûlée Pies and Malted Chocolate Cakes. Just make sure you pre-order online from their website 72 hours in advance to guarantee a pie or cake. The restaurant is closed on Thanksgiving, pickup is available on 11/23 from 2pm to 6pm.
Shelves are stocked with Champagne, Sparkling Rosé, Gewürztraminer, Beaujolais, Gamay, Pinot Noir—all the classic wines you’d want to pair with the feast. Holiday Gift Boxes are available now, featuring the team’s favorite festive wines, sweet treats and savory, artisanal snacks. “The little kitchen that could” is also whipping up stunning cheese & charcuterie platters, available in 2 sizes with lovely cheeses, artisanal meats and pretty accoutrements that will keep guests entertained while you finish cooking. New this year are the cutest, 8” lavender almond buttermilk pies, inspired by Jeremy Fox’s famous lavender almonds. Everything’s available to pre-order online via Tock until 11/22 for pickup from 11/23-24. The team can also ship Holiday Gift Boxes to most states when you order through Esters’ online shop. Esters will be open early too on Thanksgiving from 10am to 2pm for last-minute shopping with free coffee, treats and pairing advice from the sommeliers.
Offered from 11/1 – 11/24 and available for pickup starting 11/10, McConnell’s is offering their Pumpkin Ice Cream-Infused Pie. The treat is stuffed with the chain’s pumpkin pie ice cream while boasting a brown butter shortbread cookie crust, topped with pecan pralines and finished with salted caramel sauce. Order this decadent dessert!
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 by 11/19.
The holiday season is upon us and Sweet Rose Creamery’s Ice Cream Pies are back to be your date to your Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving events. There’s a chocolatey Pecan Pie made with brown sugar ice cream, a creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pie with dairy-free pumpkin ice cream piled into a gingerbread crust and a salty crumble & caramel-topped Apple Pie.
If you’d like to guarantee a pie, pre-order online from their website now until 11/15 for pickup at the shops 11/20-22 or grab your pie on a first-come, first-serve basis starting 11/6 at the Brentwood Country Mart and Main Street shops. Add Take & Bake cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies and biscuits to your Thanksgiving Pie pre-order, or pick up a box at all shops from November 6-December 31.
Get your preorders in for Thanksgiving! Pick from pumpkin pie, apple pie, peacan chocolate, and tea cakes. Pickup is only available on 11/22-23. View desserts and pre-order here. Preorder Thanksgiving pies, rolls and bread. Available for pickup 11/22-23.
Thanksgiving is almost here and what better way to celebrate with family and friends than with some delicious pie. Choose among our selections and create wonderful memories with your loved ones this holiday season. Pre-order for pickup or delivery.
Move over, Pumpkin! Pre-order your whole squash pie for the holidays! Place your order now through 11/26 for $84. Make hosting that much easier this year. pre-order here.
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 6 p.m. on 11/17.
Preorder your Thanksgiving pie online or in-store by 11/18. Enjoy an all-organic, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free pie crust filled with your choice of soft serve and toppings. Pick-up available on 11/21 – 11/22. Find favors and toppings here.
Things to Do
Enjoy a morning class on Thanksgiving or various classes throughout the weekend. View the calendar here.
This Black Friday through Cyber Monday, immerse yourself in a world of extraordinary performances at BroadStage! From Friday, November 24th, to Monday, November 27th, unwrap the gift of entertainment with exclusive discounts on tickets for shows through March. Follow BroadStage on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for their newsletter to receive the exclusive offer directly to your inbox.
The Bungalow Thanksgiving Celebration
Enjoy Thanksgiving Eve surrounded by good vibes at The Bungalow with Feed the Streets and sounds by DJ Graham Funke. A portion of proceeds from the “Good to the Core” cocktail will be donated to Feed the Streets throughout the month of November.
Enjoy a variety of Thanksgiving classes, from fall pies, Thanksgiving sides, the Thanksgiving meal and more. View the calendar and book your stop here.
Skate the holiday away at Santa Monica’s biggest ice skating rink, located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica.
Run the Turkey Trot Half Marathon, 15K, 10K & 5K and get your sweat on before diving into that Thanksgiving feast.
Take 20% off your bike rental or guided bike tour in Santa Monica with code SMHOLIDAYUB.
Thanksgiving & Black Friday Business Specials
Receive 15% off your entire order for one-time purchases over $100. Cannot be combined with other discounts. One use per customer.
Use promo code “Jolly” to receive 20% off online gift certificates.
For a limited time only, from November 13-27, the Black Friday offer entitles you to 20% off our best available rate for stay dates of November 13th, 2023 through June 30th, 2024. Kick off the holidays with a gift to yourself and start the season right!
New members: sign up to receive three private sessions for $295 or the first Group Reformer Class at $35.
Sign up for a $95 Tour for Two of Santa Monica and Venice -Daytime Sights or Nighttime Winter Wonderland City Lights Tour.
From November 20-24, receive 10% off IV Therapy supporting the immune system with code IVHOLIDAY10. Offer valid on select IVs and excludes specialty services.
Enjoy 50% off special advanced bodywork and massage therapy services.
Receive 20% off pots, plants and baskets.
Visit the store on Mondays and get 20% off strings and restrings through December 16th.
Enjoy 20% off mattresses and bedding.
Receive $5 off your booking to “The Fans Strike Back” at Santa Monica Art Museum when you donate a food item between November 23rd and December 17th, and when you come in costume for the month of December. All food items will be donated to Westside Food Bank. Guests can also receive 25% off tickets for “The Fans Strike Back” when purchased through the website and a free “The Fans Strike Back” gift with a $50 or more purchase from our gift shop in November. Offer valid for any event date. Visit on Christmas Day to receive a free gift!
Register online for holiday sessions and receive 25% off with code SMGuest.
Get a jaw-dropping 15% off on orders over $100, including 50% off on $100 Gift Cards! Limited to 2 per person, and only can be gifted, these make for the ideal present for your friends, and family. Sale ends on November 26th.
Commit to celebrating the holidays sustainably by bringing the perfect blend of eco-conscious gifting & style with items like The Crystal Starter Kit, featuring up-cycled brass + crystal beaded bracelet. View the store and see what eco-friendly gifts are available for all friends and family!
The Surfing Fox at The Pierside Santa Monica
The Surfing Fox is offering 25% off bookings for a limited time this November! For one-night stays, receive 25% off (and 35% off as an Exclusive Member) when booking between November 16-29. The travel window for this offer is November 16 through October 31, 2024. Blackout dates include Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and during Frieze, the Grammy’s and the Emmy’s. A 7-day cancellation policy applies. To book today, visit https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=39064&Chain=6052&promo=BFCM and use promo code BFCM. The exclusive member rate is available at https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=39064&Chain=6052&promo=YOUDESERVEIT with promo code YOUDESERVEIT.
In the season of giving, donate $10 to the Westside Food Bank and receive 10% off your entire purchase, now through 11/30.
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