The perfect venues for your holiday party

Holiday Party in San Diego
Holiday Party in San Diego

Only in San Diego could you host a holiday party outdoors! This year, give the gift of gorgeous Southern California weather with a festive patio sourie.

  • Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern – located in the Point Loma Marina, with views of America’s Cup Harbour, Jimmy’s offers a welcoming vibe perfect for end of year festivities. Determined to be a “great bar with great food,” Jimmy’s focuses on delivering freshly-prepared comfort food as well as a modern bar program complete with seasonal craft cocktails, local brews, and a robust selection of rare and top-shelf whiskeys. To book your event at Jimmy’s contact the events team here: https://www.j-fat.com/event-inquiry/

  • Viewpoint Brewing Co. – Viewpoint’s expansive indoor/outdoor space offers pristine views of the San Dieguito Lagoon from all vantage points, providing the ideal California holiday landscape. Though it’s called Viewpoint for a reason, it’s not all about the gorgeous setting. With full-service dining experience helmed by Executive Chef Gunnar Scott Planter and 20 beer taps with a mix of house-brewed styles alongside a standout selection from less distributed breweries, Viewpoint Brewing Co. will ensure your holiday party is one for the books. Find out more about Viewpoint private events here: https://www.viewpointbrewing.com/

  • Il Dandy – Buon Natale! Celebrate Christmas Calabrian style at Il Dandy. In addition to their main dining room, large wrap-around bar, and Mediterreanean room, Il Dandy is situated on one of San Diego’s most coveted corners — 5th and Laurel. With views of Banker’s Hill and a glimpse of Balboa Park (home of the highly-attended December Nights), Il Dandy is the perfect location for your holiday get together. Contact 619. 310.5669 or info@ildandyrestaurant.com to book your event today.

  • Carruth Cellars Little Italy Wine Garden – Host your magical holiday gathering at Carruth Cellars’ Wine Garden in Little Italy, which serves as an urban oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of one of San Diego’s busiest culinary neighborhoods. Nestled behind their tasting room on Kettner Blvd, the secluded patio is flanked by two large brick buildings and decorated with potted plants and lanterns, which provide a sense of privacy and a relaxed, cozy feel. Cheers to the new year with a glass of Carruth Cellars’ award-winning, locally-made wine. Learn more about the venue here: https://carruthcellars.com/venue/#rfp


For corporate events or parties with extensive guest lists, venues with a private room are ideal. Book it for an evening and deck the halls with boughs of holly!

  • Park Commons – The newly-opened Park Commons was built with parties in mind. In addition to the 5 unique food concepts housed inside, Park Commons provides a variety of private and special event space options with a full team dedicated to coordinate and customize any event scope and size. With space to accommodate up to 200 seated guests and up to 300 guests reception-style, Park Commons offers turn-key event service and one of the few destinations in the area with full liquor license capabilities. Book your event here: https://www.parkcommonssd.com/events.

  • Gravity Heights – Tucked away in Sorrento mesa, Gravity Heights’ 12,000 square foot brewpub includes a full service restaurant, an event space, an expansive and lush outdoor beer garden and a pretty stellar team to make sure you always have good food in your mouth and a solid beer in your hand. For a relaxed, jovial holiday event, let the Gravity Heights team take care of you. More info about booking a private event here: https://www.gravityheights.com/private-events

Sit-down dinners offer a more intimate and luxurious holiday event. Nothing says “I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” like treating your guests to an evening of wining and dining.


  • Mister A’s – There are few things more magical than overlooking the twinkling lights of San Diego from above. At Mister A’s view and ambiance is unparalleled, especially during the holidays. Ring in the New Year with an elegant reception of cocktails and canapes, then enjoy a tailored dinner menu with several locally-sourced options and a large selection of unique wine varietals. To book, learn more on the events page here: https://www.asrestaurant.com/plan-an-event/.

  • Mille Fleurs – End of Year holidays are a speciality of Mille Fleurs, where French Californian cuisine reigns supreme. Wow your guest with an evening beginning with a cocktail and canapé reception on the beautiful heated courtyard. Then, move inside for dinner — complete with exquisite dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes, exceptional service, and as always, complemented by a selection from the extensive wine list. To book, contact events@MilleFleurs.com or visit the event page to learn more https://www.millefleurs.com/groupsprivate/.

  • Catania – Nestled on the top floor of the newly redesigned La Plaza center on the historic corner of Wall and Girard in picturesque La Jolla, the 3,750-square-foot restaurant is poised to provide guests with authentic Italian coastal cuisine unparalleled in the city. Catania offers a classic venue for a special evening with colleagues, loved-ones, or whomever you plan to host this holiday season. More information can be found here: https://www.cataniasd.com/private-parties

If you already have a venue for your event, but are looking for a caterer, try one of these options.

  • LOLA 55 – Tie your holiday plans up in a bow by booking Lola 55 to cater your party. In addition to full-restaurant buyouts, the 2019 California Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand taco spot offers full service and drop off catering, making it the perfect option for all types of events. Friends, family, tacos, what more could you want? To book Lola 55, send an email with the details of your event to CATERING@LOLA55.com.

  • Café Gratitude – From Thanksgiving through the first of the new year, it’s very easy to overindulge, luckily when you book Café Gratitude to cater you holiday event, you know you’ll be eating delicious plant-based bites made from the highest quality, nutrient dense ingredients from local farmers and the best artisan producers. For catering options find more info here: https://www.cafegratitude.com/catering


Buca de Beppo is offering stress-free holiday party catering plans, they provide the cooking! The restaurant’s holiday catering packages include full and half-pan options to fit any budget. Buca di Beppo’s diverse menu includes signature Italian specialties like Spicy Chicken Rigatoni, Ravioli al Pomodoro and Shrimp Fra Diavolo. There are many options to choose from so people can design a menu catered to their festive needs. With any catering order over $100, a  FREE tray of 16 Mini Traditional Cannoli* is included. Plus, Buca di Beppo’s team will deliver the homemade meal right to people’s homes.