15 Fun Holiday Party Venues in Los Angeles

Get ready to party this holiday season at one of these unique venues in the LA area.

Lauren Miolene


Photo credit: Santuari

When it comes to the holiday season, it’s never too early to start thinking about guest lists, booking Santa Claus appearances, and most importantly, fun holiday party venues. If you're planning a holiday party in Los Angeles this year, you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to beautiful California weather year-round, you can host your next holiday party at one of our favorite outdoor venues, rooftop bars, or indoor restaurants. Whether you are celebrating with family, friends, co-workers, or all of the above, you’re going to want to book one of these LA venues ASAP!

Here are some fun holiday party venues in Los Angeles for your next celebration:

altSantuari, 6711 Forest Lawn Dr

Celebrate the holidays on the coast of the Mediterranean while at Santuari. This indoor and outdoor event space includes large picture windows, rustic chandeliers, and white washed walls to transport you and your guests. Santuari can accommodate between 120 and 250 guests for a large holiday celebration like company holiday parties or corporate events. 

Dine on California cuisine with a Mediterranean twist from a delicious selection of chorizo flatbread, roasted romanesco, and linguine seafood bolognese. Choose plated meals or a family style option to help create the perfect feel of your event.

Pro Tip: Hire a solo musician to serenade guests throughout the celebration.

altStella Barra - Wine Bar, 2000 Main St, Santa Monica

Stella Barra - Wine Bar located in Santa Monica is an elegant, modern, and glamorous venue to host a holiday party. The stylish setting and creative space offers an inclusive wine tasting experience that is paired with their delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. Select from their expansive menu of fine wines, hand stretched pizza, and imported Italian pasta to enjoy during your holiday party.

Invite up to 30 guests in this ambient setting that is filled with natural light, a large marble-topped bar, and chic dining furniture throughout. Work with on-site event staffing, food, and beverage services to discuss more details during the planning process. This unique venue will be perfect for your private event this holiday season.

altStradella Court Mansion, 10755 Stradella Ct

Grand doesn’t even begin to describe Stradella Court Mansion. The 13,000 sq ft venue can host up to 500 guests for a luxurious holiday ball or celebration. Including white pillars, arched doorways, high ceilings, and a grand limestone staircase, this mansion is extravagant to say the least.

The star-studded venue has been the backdrop for many celebrity parties including Sir Elton John, Demi Moore, and Blake Griffin. Host an upcoming holiday party in this high profile setting that features an attentive staff, private chefs, and will even coordinate limo rides for guests.

Pro Tip: Hire a DJ and have a dance floor available for guests to party all night long.

altKim Sing Theatre, 718 N Figueroa St

Imagine this: watching your favorite holiday movie in a private showing with your friends and family. Book Kim Sing Theatre and you can do that this year! This cinema-style event venue features awe-inspiring architecture, neon signs, and bow-truss ceilings for a vintage movie theater feel. 

With modern decor and greenery throughout the space, Kim Sing Theater has a creative energy that will make a one of a kind movie screening experience in one of the most unique outdoor spaces in LA. The 5,000 square feet of flexible space can host up to 250 guests for a grand showing or private viewing. Take advantage of the state-of-the-art kitchen that’s available for caterers to whip up something delicious for partygoers and even stay the night at Hotel Kim Sing.

altMadera Kitchen - Wine Room, 1835 N Cahuenga Blvd

The Wine Room at Madera Kitchen makes an intimate setting for a private holiday get-together. The trendy and bohemian restaurant features this unique room that is cozy and charming—perfect for the winter months. With walls of wine barrels, vibrant yellow couches, and wooden tables, this venue is warm and inviting. 

Host up to 50 guests in this private room to be treated with the ultimate VIP experience from start to finish. With mouth-watering dishes made by the in-house culinary team and the plethora of wine options, partygoers will love its selection and feeling of exclusivity that Madera kitchen offers.

altThe Houdini Estate, 2400 Laurel Canyon Blvd

If you’re planning a large party or holiday wedding, consider booking The Houdini Estate. This sprawling property is known for hosting grand celebrations and includes a historic background. The estate dates back to the 1900s and was the setting for many of Harry Houdini’s stunts and tricks.

Invite up to 600 guests to this one of a kind venue that offers an incredibly unique experience. Partygoers can enjoy modern amenities, hidden alcoves, and even take advantage of the few overnight suites available. The Houdini Estate boasts a mystifying atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else.

altIdle Hour, 4824 Vineland Ave

Shaped like a giant whiskey barrel, Idle Hour is a warm and cozy bar venue that makes a perfect location for a casual and low-key holiday party. The interior includes a circular layout, rich wooden walls, and furniture throughout the space that creates a unique and nostalgic vibe.

The 1,200 square foot venue can host between 50 and 215 guests for a holiday party. Idle Hour includes multiple bar areas, a wide selection of libations, and a sophisticated food menu with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Enjoy the extensive draught beer menu and music-inspired cocktail creations while celebrating the holidays in this “architectural oddity.”

altHills Penthouse West Hollywood, 8560 Sunset Blvd Penthouse, West Hollywood

Everyone wants to experience a penthouse party at some point during their life, so Hills Penthouse West Hollywood makes the perfect location to host a holiday celebration. This chic and stunning venue offers a birds eye view of Downtown LA and includes 9 cozy areas furnished with delux couches, modern lighting, and expansive windows for a sleek and minimalist look.

Offering everything from seated dinners to cocktail parties, this penthouse venue makes a perfect backdrop for a holiday celebration. Invite up to 150 guests in the 3,500 square foot event space and communicate with the event manager, assistant, and cleaning team to ensure everything runs smoothly during the festivities.

altLa Traviata, 301 N Cedar Ave, Long Beach

You can never go wrong with a holiday party at an Italian restaurant. La Traviata is known for hosting private gatherings and lively entertainment in its renaissance-like dining hall. The space includes vibrant colors and textures, boasting a neoclassical feel. Tasteful artwork, intricate mirrors, and potted plants line the walls to contribute to the ornate atmosphere.

Invite up to 115 guests to celebrate the holidays at La Traviata while dining on expertly crafted Italian dishes. Pair your meal with a signature drink or wine from the expansive selection while you enjoy the festivities.

altShade Hotel Manhattan Beach - Skydeck, 1221 N Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach

For the most part, it’s always sunny in California, so there is no better way to celebrate the holidays than at Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach - Skydeck. Invite up to 92 guests to get into the holiday spirit with a private pool and rooftop bar for the ultimate VIP party experience. The open venue includes large parasols, patio furniture, and flexible floor plans, so you can host the celebration no matter what time of day or year.

The trendy skydeck also features amazing food and beverages ranging from salads, pizza, pasta, and more. Sip on hand-crafted cocktails and champagne to ring in the new year or play Secret Santa during your holiday get-together.

altMadeline Garden - Wine Lounge, 1030 E Green St, Pasadena

Located in Pasadena, CA is The Wine Lounge at Madeline Garden. This stylish bar is ideal for a cocktail-style holiday party with its sleek design, French fashion, and contemporary ambiance. The 400 square foot lounge space can host up to 30 guests in the venue’s open layout that features colorful mood lighting and a refined bar area.

Work with the Madeline Garden event team to help plan your holiday party for a completely personalized experience. Select from a delectable menu that features mouth-watering dishes that include crusted scallops and toasted cauliflower, plateau de Fromage, and charcuterie et Fromage.

altL’Opera Ristorante - Main Dining Room, 101 Pine Ave, Long Beach

For a formal and elegant dinner party, host your holiday celebration with friends, family, and coworkers at L’Opera Ristorante in the Main Dining Room. Furnished with plush banquettes, chairs, and an abundance of artwork, this restaurant blends together vintage charm and contemporary comforts.

Host up to 200 people in the Main Dining Room to enjoy the award-winning menu and Northern Italian dishes. Work with the venue staff before and during your holiday party to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

altEl Cid - Main Dining Room, 4212 Sunset Blvd

The Main Dining Room at El Cid is a spacious and versatile event space with a cozy charm for an upcoming holiday party. Host up to 150 friends, family members, and colleagues to celebrate the season at this authentic Spanish inspired tavern.

The space at El Cid includes exposed brickwork and wood flooring to create a rustic yet industrial aesthetic. Cast iron chandeliers, theater lighting, and candles on every table illuminate the room for a dramatic glow at this holiday party venue in Los Angeles. With a stage and an on-site engineer available to work with, you can host this seasonal celebration and enjoy an array of tapas and plated meals.

Pro Tip: With a stage available, you can hire a comedian or magician to perform a show throughout this year's holiday party.

altSeverance Wine Bar, 7950 Melrose Ave

Severance isn’t your typical LA wine bar, it’s also a fondue bar! Invite up to 110 guests to celebrate the holidays with this delicious, crowd favorite dining experience. The French-Canadian food is a comfort classic with an innovative twist that will make your celebration one to remember.

This rustic restaurant has an industrial aesthetic complete with brick walls, dark wooden furniture, and vintage decor that creates a trendy and inviting atmosphere. Sample a variety of wine and cheeses at the wine counter and mingle with guests while you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

altChateau Hanare, 8097 Selma Ave

Dine on authentic Japanese cuisine in a chic atmosphere this holiday season at Chateau Hanare. This world-class environment boasts stunning architecture with stylistic designs to create a traditional yet modern venue. The space is filled with organic elements including bamboo and wooden accents, a beige color scheme, and enchanting lanterns around the exterior that will transport you to East Asia.

Invite up to 200 guests to celebrate the holidays and get a taste of Japan right in California. Partygoers will enjoy the specialized cuisine known as Kaiseki that balances taste, texture, appearance, and color through a delicious 6-course meal. Work with the professional waitstaff to help create a fun holiday party experience guests won’t forget.

Find more party venues in Los Angeles and holiday party inspiration here on The Bash.

Published on 8/30/2021