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December 19th, 2018

Party on the Waterfront: Where to Celebrate Xmas & New Year’s in Marina del Rey

The biggest holidays of the year are coming up fast, and now is the time to start making your plans, booking reservations and preparing for the magic of Marina-style celebrations. When it comes to the quintessential Marina del Rey soirée, there’s one element that is non-negotiable–you have to be on the waterfront. (Especially for New Year’s Eve when a spectacular fireworks show will light up the sky over the main channel!) So we’ve compiled a short list of harborside spots that are doing it up right for the holidays with special menus and breathtaking views that will make you feel downright jolly and bright.

Before we get to your game plan options though, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Be safe, enjoy the fun, and have a happy, healthy 2019!

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December 4th, 2018

Snow Wonder & The Holiday Boat Parade Dazzle This Weekend

Joy is in the air, the lights are beaming and bright, and the marina is bursting with anticipation for our town’s merriest holiday tradition—Snow Wonder and the Holiday Boat Parade. Well, hold on to your jingle bells boys and girls, because it’s all happening this Saturday, December 8th! Yep, this weekend, Burton Chace Park transforms into a winter wonderland, complete with real snow, sledding and a ton of holiday cheer. Plus, when the sun goes down, fireworks will light up the sky as a dramatic introduction to the 56th Annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. As one of the proud sponsors of the event, let us just say—it’s going to be epic fun…so make sure you’re there!

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November 27th, 2018

LOOKING AHEAD: 4 Marina-Close Happenings to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Thanksgiving has come and gone, the temps are cool and refreshing, and the mood is festive and bright… yep, all signs are pointing to an epic holiday season! Let’s launch into the merriest month of the year with gusto, shall we? All around Marina del Rey and beyond, the first week of December is brimming with celebratory cheer that will put a smile on your face and have you bursting with holiday anticipation. Here are four happenings you don’t want to miss.

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November 13th, 2018

Marina del Rey Trend Alert: Dining Out for Thanksgiving!

November 22 (THURSDAY!) is Thanksgiving, the day we give thanks for all the good things in life by filling our tummies with copious amounts of food. (And then we nap!) There’s only one holiday conundrum we face every year—where are we going to indulge? The conventional way to celebrate is to cook up a storm at home and serve it up like a Norman Rockwell painting. But more and more Angelinos are discovering the pleasure, convenience and deliciousness that comes with a restaurant-prepared feast, which FYI, is in abundance around Marina del Rey. Whether you go for the traditional turkey/stuffing/sweet potato combo, a plant-based masterpiece or something in between—the Thanksgiving goodies you crave are all within reach.

Once you choose, get your reservations (or your order for pickups!) soon… the holiday is right around the corner and the best spots are filling up fast. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Events

November 6th, 2018

World Vegan Month Special: Cooking & Dining Around Marina del Rey

Happy World Vegan Month! Whether you’re a full-time plant-based devotee, a vegan dabbler or just a curious food lover, this month is a great opportunity to celebrate a compassionate, environmentally friendly and undeniably delicious way of eating—plant-based! Plus, since we live in one of the most accommodating vegan states in the country, it’s incredibly easy to indulge. Just minutes from Marina del Rey, for instance, you’ll find restaurants with everything from award-winning vegan burgers to gourmet plant-based dishes that will keep your taste buds happy for basically ever. Or, thanks to our local Farmer’s Market, you can put on your chef’s hat and cook up a delectable plant-based meal with the season’s freshest produce (enhanced by a slew of fantastic protein options like tofu, tempeh, or one the crazy-good faux meats).

Ready to dig in? Here are four excellent restaurant choices to try, plus a few recipes to inspire the cook in you.