Christmas dinner on the water in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles

Christmas Dining in Marina del Rey

Gather your loved ones for a special Christmas meal at one of the Marina’s exquisite waterfront restaurants. The sparkling harbor will make a perfect backdrop for a family photo, too!

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December Holiday Dining Cruises

Hornblower Cruises offers the only public dining cruises in the Marina. Families flock to the harbor from throughout the greater L.A. area to experience holiday dining on the water, so make extra early reservations for sailings at this time of year. Check the online schedule or call for availability on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brunch and dinner sailings. In collaboration with Children's Hospital of Orange County, Hornblower is holding a Toy Drive on December cruises; if you would like to participate, bring a new, unwrapped children's toy to donate onboard. 13755 Fiji Way. 855-816-5824.

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Tony P's Christmas Beer Dinner

Hop heads should not miss the annual Christmas Beer Dinner at Tony P's Dockside Grill, this year on December 5. For $65 per person, enjoy a five-course meal with each stage paired with a stand-out winter brew. Space is limited to 60 patrons, so reserve early. Prepayment required. 4445 Admiralty Way. 310-823-4534.

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Beachside Restaurant & Bar

Savor an exclusive Christmas Day a la carte menu offered from 4 to 10 p.m. Fill up on butternut squash ravioli, filet mignon, seafood chowder, and more at this Marina hot spot located steps from the sand at Marina “Mother’s” Beach.  4175 Admiralty Way. 310-439-3033.

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Cafe del Rey

There’s not a bad seat in the house at this romantic waterfront restaurant and lounge. Cafe del Rey will be serving a Christmas Eve brunch (a la carte and prix fixe options) from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and four-course prix fixe dinner. Sorry, they're closed on Christmas Day.  4451 Admiralty Way. 310-823-6395.

Cast & Plow

This waterfront restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, offers a Christmas Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live flamenco guitar accompaniment until 3 p.m. A holiday dinner will be served 5:30 till 10 p.m. Both menus are prix fixe. 4375 Admiralty Way. 310-574-4333.

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Killer Cafe

This local favorite is open 24/7 - even on holidays! So if you're hankering for some fantastic comfort food, seafood, or a brunch complete with a stellar Bloody Mary, swing by this inviting diner. 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2293.

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Whiskey Red's

Reserve early for this buffet-style dinner on the waterfront with prime patio views. The spread includes prime rib, holiday ham, crab legs, assorted side dishes, and bottomless mimosas! The buffet is open Christmas Day, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 13813 Fiji Way. 310-823-4522.

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