Downtown Santa Monica is the place to party

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There is something so special about holiday

parties. They are some of the most fun occasions

of the year, when friends, family and

coworkers get together to celebrate the end of the

year and the start of a new one. The divine decorations,

the tempting treats and the magical music

all come together to make us feel warm and fuzzy.

So if you are in the mood to throw a bash for

some of your pals, here are several locations in

DTSM that will not disappoint.

Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Place (310) 260-8300

L.A.’s most talked-about new destination — is a valuable setting for you. With gleaming new design, open spaces, magnificent ocean and city views, enviable retail and restaurant brands and much more, Santa Monica Place welcomes your inquiries. We look forward to working with you. For information on events, filming, promotions, musical performances, media and sponsorship, email SMPevents@macerich.com.

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St. (310) 394-9779

The Santa Monica Playhouse offers a few different options for partygoers. “All About Santa” is a holiday musical comedy for ages 2 to 102, and is great for businesses that would like to treat their employees and accompanying family members. The show runs Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5 – 20. Ticket prices are $12.50 for kids 12 and under and $15 for adults. The playhouse can accommodate parties of 10 to 60 people. Catering runs anywhere from $5 a person to $12.50 a person. The playhouse also offers sit down tea parties for 10 to 25 people which cost $25 per person and include tea, hot chocolate, fruit, finger sandwiches and sweets. For more information contact Evelyn Rudie at theatre@SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.

Real Office Centers

604 Arizona Ave. (310) 450-7625

With a 2,500 square foot indoor space, 2,300 square foot outdoor space, and a max capacity of 200 it could be the ideal location for a large corporate bash. The location is available for $220 – $330 per hour depending on attendance size and day of the week. For more information contact Amy Wyman at amywyman@realofficecenters.com.

Magicopolis

1418 4th St. (310) 451-2241

Magicopolis’ 10,000 square foot space is available for holiday parties, corporate events and fundraisers. The events will include a Broadway style magic show featuring a tour de force of sleight-of-hand, mind reading, disappearances, optical illusions and a nail-biting Houdini-inspired dangerous escape in their 180-seat theater; as well as close-up magic in the bar. For more information contact Steve Spill at info@magicopolis.com.

Shore Hotel

1515 Ocean Ave. (310) 458-1515

The Shore Hotel offers four event spaces including the Patio Terrace, the Garden, the Green Room and the White Room Meeting & Event Space. The Patio Terrace is an outdoor space adjacent to the pool deck. A low water feature divides the Patio Terrace from the guest pool deck. Guests will enjoy outdoor dining with a view of the famous Ocean Avenue, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Green Room is 800 square feet of indoor space with a retractable door to 1,100 square feet of ocean view patio.

Guests enjoy indoor and outdoor dining and mingling atop the Santa Monica Bluffs, with a beautiful view of the Shore Pool and Santa Monica Beach. The Garden is an outdoor patio space with a stone flooring, a natural water feature, and Californianative foliage. The White Room is an airy indoor space with a versatile, warehouse style atmosphere, lofty ceilings, exposed beams and floor to ceiling windows throughout. Guests will enjoy indoor dining with a city view of the Santa Monica Place shopping center. For more information contact Florina Radu at florinaradu@shorehotel.com or Francie Raffini at francieraffini@shorehotel.com.

Stout Burgers and Beers

111 N. Santa Monica Blvd. (310) 260-8679

This location offers space to accommodate private functions for both small and large groups as the holiday season approaches. For smaller groups they have a private dining space (Hayden’s Room) available for sit down groups of 25 and under. The space can also host groups of 30 and under for casual mixers with an open bar and tray-pass. For larger groups (up to 100 guests) Stout allows venue buyouts of the entire space. Rates are based on two-hour event blocks. They run $25 per person for open bar and $15 per person for sliders and fries in a tray-pass setting. A sit down dinner option is also available with menu selections chosen by the client in advance of the event. For more information contact Rob Smith at santamonicagm@stoutburgersandbeers.com.

Ye Olde King’s Head

116 Santa Monica Blvd. (310) 451-1402

This traditional English pub has a private area that can seat 35 comfortably, and they can arrange a full buy out of either their main bar or Bulldog Bar, which can accommodate roughly 100 people. Catering starting at $15 per person. For more information email lisa88@earthlink.net.

Britannia Pub

318 Santa Monica Blvd. (310) 458-5350

This classic British pub and restaurant has an upstairs area that can sit between 30 and 40 people. Perfect for an office party or holiday gathering. They have a full bar, a menu of traditional British fare designed by celebrity chef Paul Cain. For more information email Britanniapubsm@gmail.com.

Locanda Del Lago

231 Arizona Ave. (310) 451-3525

Serving traditional Northern Italian cuisine, this Third Street Promenade restaurant has rustic convent tables for 6-15 family members and friends; banquet seating for 10-60 guests in a semi-private area; restaurant buyout for sit-down lunch or dinner up to 100 guests indoors plus 30 on the patio. Customizable menus available. For more information email megan@lagosantamonica.com.

Border Grill

1445 4th St. (310) 451-1655

Spice up your holiday party with authentic Mexican cuisine from Border Grill. Offering lunch, dinner or cocktail parties. Space for 10 to 500. Special holiday offer if you book by Nov. 15. $100 gift card for every $1,000 spent, 5% off your food and beverage bill and a sangria or cava welcome toast. For more information email bgsm.events@bordergrill.com.

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