Santa Tell Me the Top 7 Places to Survive the Holiday Season at Toyota Music Factory

Ariana, we took a page from your nice list with this curated list of Holiday happenings & hankerings to enjoy (& escape the in-laws) at Toyota Music Factory. Sip a candy cane cocoa at one of the special Christmas movie screenings at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, then follow it with a dinner that’ll fill the hearts of all 10 lords-a-leaping with envy at Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steakhouse. You better watch out & better not cry; these festivities will not be here forever! We’ll see you in two shakes of a reindeer’s tail.

#1 Alamo Drafthouse Cinema:

Drafthouse in December, what a magical sight! They’re having special showings of Elf & The Grinch (both new + Jim Carrey) plus an Elf Movie Party; a sugar-fueled, interactive holiday spectacular! Packed with games, props and, of course, singing loud for all to hear! The Elf Encore Movie Party is on the entire weekend 12/13 – 12/17, see website for parties & show times.

#2 Bar Louie:

You’ll only hear us say it this once, but “Don’t Come as You Are” for Bar Louie’s Black & White Masquerade New Year’s Party! Get ready to ring in 2019 with champagne toasts, party favors & all your best friends on Monday Dec 31.

And don’t forget to give their 3 holiday cocktails a go: Toasted Dubliner (coffee, Baileys, Jameson, vanilla, toasted marshmallow whipped cream), Caribbean Holiday (Bacardi black, vanilla syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice, angostura bitters, lemon twist), Celtic Campfire (hot chocolate, Baileys, Jameson, toasted marshmallow whipped cream) & Festivus Punch (deep eddy cranberry, lemon juice, angostura bitters, cinnamon, angry orchard rosé hard cider, splash of sprite) will assuredly pack a punch!

#3 Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steakhouse:

Give the gift that keeps giving back (in a good way), for every $50 gift card you buy, receive a $10 gift card for yourself! The steaks have been raised.

#4 Yard House:

Celebrate the holidays with dishes perfect for the season. Enjoy an appetizer, entrée & dessert for $36, ideal to share with a loved one.

  • Apps: Poke nachos, fried calamari, lobster, crab & artichoke dip + spinach cheese dip
  • Entrés: Skirt steak Arrachera, ginger crusted salmon + lobster & shrimp agnolotti
  • Desserts: Mini chocolate souffle© cake, mini cheesecake bruleé & mini peach apple cobbler

+for every $50 gift card you buy, receive a $10 gift card for yourself.

#5 Nosh & Bottle Market:

They’ve got you & your in-laws covered with cozy drinks + gift-worthy goodie baskets already wrapped with a bow! Warm your body with a candy cane white chocolate latte or cocoa, or a dark chocolate peppermint mocha or cocoa. Then warm your heart with 20% off any 4+ bubblies (champagnes, rosés & whites) to get the New Year poppin’.

#6 TCBY:

The winter may subside, but your chills will never go away at TCBY. Break the rules & join us on the naughty list after indulging in a hand-scooped or soft serve peppermint frozen yogurt.

#7 Pop Factory:

Get that snowflake on your tongue feeling with a Coconut Nutella Pop from Pop Factory, or have a taste of the traditional with their condensed milk filled Strawburrrry Pop.

 Honorable Mentions:

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill:

It’s too late now to jump over to the nice list, so keep on sinning with Thirsty Lion’s Seasonal Features menu including Grilled Shrimp & Butternut Squash Risotto, Whiskey Bing Cherry Bread Pudding & many more honorable mentions.


Try the festive-looking Green Eggs & Kale breakfast bowl(scrambled egg & kale, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, roasted red pepper sauce) or Cali smoothie bowl(freshii green smoothie, banana, mango, strawberries, granola, coconut) to fill yourself with energy & spirit.

+ they have juices to get you into the ho, ho, flow. Try a Red Power (with beet, lemon, ginger, carrot) or Green Energy(with kale, spinach, green apple, cucumber, lemon).

Santa (or you) won’t be ready for their OG energii bites(peanut butter, honey, oats, coconut, chocolate chips). They’ll hit you with a sweet + guiltless smack!

Grimaldi‘s Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria:

Sink your teeth into these seasonal menu items from Grimaldi’s: Chicken Alla Vodka Pizza(chicken, onions, mozzarella, fresh basil, house-blended tomato cream sauce), Spinach Pecan salad(fresh spinach, house-made candied pecans, dried cherries, red onions, goat cheese, house dressing), Chocolate cannoli, Reese’s PB Cup cheesecake,

+ Blood Orange tea, lemonade or Italian soda.

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant:

Receive a $10 gift card for every $100 gift card purchase.

+ Warm your heart with 3 ramen choices: Spicy Beef Ramen, Pork Tonkotsu Ramen & Veggie Ramen

Top Round:

Create a new holiday tradition at Top Round by passing around sharable snacks like Dirty Fries (gravy, provolone cheese, caramelized onions, round sauce) or a Crispy Chicken Big Salad (greens, apples, candied pecans, avocado, blue cheese + your choice of dressing).

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