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

5 Fun Holiday Party Venues in Marina del Rey

We’ve got you covered for fun holiday party venues in Marina del Rey. With so many options, we narrowed it down to 5 fun locations on or near the waterfront. What could be more merry than seaside views with a glass of old-fashioned eggnog? Or a little mistletoe on a luxury yacht? These party venues in Marina del Rey are sure to wow guests and bring more holiday cheer to your festivities.  

Private Yacht Party

The most wonderful time of the year can be celebrated aboard a private yacht, suited to your needs. Whether its a small group of 12 people or a larger group of 50 up to 300, yacht charters make for a memorable holiday extravaganza. Guests can relax on a smaller yacht with catered food and drinks. Or enjoy an elegant sunset cruise while sipping mulled wine on the top deck. FantaSea Yachts (pictured here) and City Cruises by Hornblower are the two largest charters that can accommodate up to 300 and 500 guests respectively.

Up the fun and plan your private cruise during the annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. Watch decorated boats go by while you celebrate the season!

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Rooftop Deck

Winter sunset skies with shimmering sailboats in the harbor are the perfect backdrop for a holiday party on a rooftop. Party venues like the Terrace Deck located on the rooftop of Brizo Bar & Restaurant (pictured here) and Bayview Ballroom on the rooftop of Marina del Rey Marriott are two fun options for holiday festivities. Customize your party with signature holiday cocktails or a holiday-themed selfie station highlighting views of the twinkling boats in the harbor.

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Outdoor Patio at Marina Beach

Jamaica Bay Inn, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, happens to be the only waterfront hotel just steps from Marina "Mother's" Beach. On-site restaurant Beachside features an airy tropical indoor-outdoor space that makes it a flexible locale that can transform to your holiday party needs. This chic yet comfortable space is perfect for parties small or large, especially those seeking a beachy vibe during the holiday season.

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Holiday Dining Cruise

Bring your holiday party aboard a spacious and luxurious yacht with spectacular views of the sunset and Los Angeles coastline. Imagine guests mingling and mixing by expansive bay windows and open lounge deck spaces. Lounge areas include: stylish dining chairs, plush modern carpets in metallic tones, rich wood flooring, dazzling light fixtures, and marble bar tops. Plus guests will love the contemporary glam with new spacious dance floors, cozy deck furniture and pillows. The public dining cruises with City Experiences by Hornblower are offered nearly every weekend in November and December. Or book a private party for 300+ guests or more.

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Outdoor Patio at Waterfront Restaurants

If you prefer to stay on land to deck the halls and ring in the holidays, restaurants along the harbor such as Whiskey Red's (pictured here) offer myriad outdoor and indoor spaces to host a holiday lunch, brunch or dinner. On-site events managers at each eatery can help to create specialty menus, drinks and themed decorations that will suit your holiday party needs. Check out our list of waterfront restaurants to start your party planning.

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