1) The 7th Annual Indulge Los Angeles: LA Chocolate Festival & Pastry Show:
Chocolate lovers unite as the top chocolate and pastry chefs from all over the globe come together in Los Angeles for a Chocolate and Pastry Show. All paired with the best wines, and spirits from all over the globe. The event will feature celebrity & top chocolatiers, pastry chefs and confectioners from across Southern California and Las Vegas. Among the celebrity chefs this year are MOF World Pastry Champion Stephane Treand, and World Champion Chocolatier Jean Marie Auboine. Indulge Los Angeles 2015 will also benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Where: Olympic Collection 11301 Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064
When: December 27, 2015 1pm - 4pm
Tickets: Available at www.indulgela.net
2) Operation Warm Wishes Presents: The 5th Annual The Gift of Giving Christmas Day Breakfast Celebration: This Holiday Season, share the Gift of Giving! Christmas is a time to be with family, it's a time of celebration, it’s a time of giving, and be thankful for what you have been given.
On Christmas Morning, December 25th 2015, Operation Warm Wishes, with the help of the community, will host and serve a FREE delicious ALL YOU CAN EAT pancake breakfast buffet and give Christmas toys, gifts and Christmas dinner food bags to struggling families living in a local motels, abused children, and all those in need from 8:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Good Choice Laundry-1620 E 1st St G, Santa Ana, CA 92701
What: Free pancake breakfast, toys and laundry day for the homeless, families and children in needed! All are invited!
3) Grand Park + The Music Center's N.Y.E.L.A.: Say hello to the New Year alongside the world’s capitals with live music, food, photo booths, and huge projections in one big, beautiful, global Angeleno celebration to remember! Their third annual block party will cover 90 acres of Grand Park, the Music Center and surrounding streets in downtown L.A. Expect three music stages with different types of music, from rock to Latin alternative, indie pop and electronic music. #NYELA
Where: Grand Park is located at 200 N Grand Ave. in downtown L.A.
When: The event runs from Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 1 a.m. Free admittance.
More info here.
4) New Year's Eve Aboard The Queen Mary: Celebrate the launch of 2016 under a fireworks-filled sky on the legendary decks of the Queen Mary. Toast the New Year in style and enjoy an unforgettable evening of great food, drinks and live entertainment. The 21+ celebration highlights seven destinations: New Orleans, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Hollywood, Havana and Lahaina. The “ports” transform three and a half acres of the ship’s deck and salon space into an international celebration of festivities.
The Federal Bar in North Hollywood is throwing a New Year's Eve bash that promises lots of dancing to hip hop and R&B via Snapback DJs Stubbs & Remark. This portion of the evening is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
A four-course pre-fixed menu, plus a beer flight or wine and a champagne toast, will cost you $75 per person, with a choice of seatings between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. to midnight. For $100, you'll get all that, plus entrance to the upstairs club and hors d'oeuvres after 9:30 p.m.
The Federal Bar is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, 818-980-2555 ex. 2.