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Planning a Holiday Soiree? Look No Further Than These 3 Charming SoCal Restaurants

Be the Hostess With the Mostest This Season at These Tried-and-True Event Venues

Spooky season has ended, and with the holidays approaching, there’s more pressure than ever to turn festive gatherings into Instagrammable get-togethers. Winter jubilees are so fun to celebrate yet less fun to plan. Curate the look, feel and food of your next event at these three coveted venues in Southern California. Each restaurant has its own charm, so whether you’re planning for a holiday brunch or corporate Christmas party, these tried-and-true gems are sure to surprise and delight. 


Tam O’Shanter

Best for: December Family Reunions

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Tam O’Shanter’s whimsical allure and old-world hospitality effortlessly lend to charismatic holiday jubilees. Celebrate with delicious prime rib and rich Yorkshire pudding at holiday family reunions in this Scottish-style steakhouse. As a renowned Los Angeles meeting hub for over 101 years and the oldest single-family-owned restaurant in town, Tam O’Shanter has perfected the art of Hollywood hosting. The eclectic tavern can accommodate anywhere from 20-120 guests, and their commitment to unpretentious dining makes holiday hosting a breeze. With live carolers in the evenings throughout the month of December, enjoy festive tunes over gourmet fare. Beginning Nov. 18, the steakhouse will be decked out in holiday decor, creating a festive ambiance for holiday get-togethers. For a special treat during the last week of November, enjoy live performances of “A Christmas Carol”—a perfect transition into the Christmas season. Everyone is welcomed at the threshold of Tam O’Shanter, so invite your crew for a festive treat to welcome the season!

Location: Atwater Village



Five Crowns

Best for: Corporate Holiday Parties

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Head south and host an affair worthy of royalty at Five Crowns in Corona del Mar. Perched on PCH, Five Crowns is characterized by its old-world ambiance and menu of classic English fare. The restaurant’s romantic sunlit greenhouse and courtyard garden will be decked in holiday colors and tented with heaters during the holiday season, making it ideal for festive corporate gatherings. Head inside for a charming holiday dinner upstairs in the cozy Brighton and Hurley rooms, where you’ll feel right at home. Five Crowns and its adjacent British gastropub, SideDoor, also offer both daytime and evening private party bookings for anywhere from 10 guests to as many as 250 for full buy-outs.

The party doesn’t stop there! Five Crowns will be filled with the sweet sound of Christmas carols all December long. And what’s a party without capturing the moment? Savor the season’s memories of festive cheer through a fun photo op with Santa on Nov. 26. 

Location: Corona del Mar


Lawry’s Beverly Hills

Best for: December Anniversaries and Holiday Brunch Celebrations 

Charming SoCal Restaurants
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Lawry’s in Beverly Hills reflects the grand style of the neighborhood, and its sophisticated charm is equally suited for luxurious holiday-themed events. Sit down to a festive brunch while tuning in to live Christmas carols every day in December. The prime rib hash with sunny-side-up eggs is a signature brunch staple—and an indulgent way to enchant your guests.

Lawry’s wastes no time decking the halls! After the last bits of turkey and pumpkin pie are savored over Thanksgiving dinner, the venue will transform into a holiday wonderland, with every inch covered in festive decor. The main dining room boasts walls draped in shimmering gold beads and hosts up to 230 attendees, and the other rooms of different sizes accommodate parties of two to 200. Mark your calendar for Dec. 1 and 7 to watch “A Christmas Carol” come to life for an especially festive evening. Lunch with Santa will take place on Dec. 23 from 11:30-2 p.m. Be sure to call to make your reservation to dine with Ol’ St. Nick!

Location: Beverly Hills


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Lover of the beach, food and fitness, Emily enjoys exploring all sunny Southern California has to offer! She has a passion for sharing about her favorite local gems and began writing for Locale in 2022. On the weekends, find her creating recipes for her food blog or out in Laguna!




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