Over a million people will be gathering from December 16th-20th to watch the boats, yachts, canoes, and more sail along the harbor on a 14-mile trek. Many of the boats have over $50,000 worth of decorations. It’s like a very welcome Christmastime Alice in Wonderland trip.
Have a secret hot toddy in a secret bar
One of our favorite secret speakeasies will be serving hot toddies and hot buttered rums this winter, and, thanks to its location tucked away behind Cole’s, a drink at The Varnish has the bonus benefit of making it feel like you’ve found an escape from the cold outside. Or whatever people do when it’s snowing out.
Cozy up around the fireplace
There are a ton of LA bars that have fireplaces (like Sassafras and Harvard & Stone), but for a full winter-at-Hogwarts-type vibe, head over to the Griffin. If the tapestries on the wall and the old-school English-style fireplace don’t get you... something is seriously wrong with you.
Get a couple hundred eggnog shooters
Long Beach's tiny coffee house, Berlin Bistro, is ready to party this winter, ‘cause it's selling eggnog shooters. They're made with cold brew, brandy, eggnog, whipped cream, and nutmeg. And are ice cold, for when our winters, like, aren’t.
Sign up here for our daily LA email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun Los Angeles has to offer.
Wilder Shaw is a regular Thrillist contributor who will most certainly be drinking all of those seasonal beers. Drink them with him on Twitter at @WilderShaw_ and Instagram at @wildershaw.