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The Hot List: 2012 Holiday Parties

We’re not here to put you on a naughty or nice or any other annual behavior-based list. We just want you to have a good time. So here are the best new spots to throw your holiday blowout without fear of judgment.

The State Room at the Bungalow

The State Room at the Bungalow

You Require: Prime rib by the shore. And pumpkin whoopie pies. Lots of pumpkin whoopie pies.
You’ll Receive: Drinks in the garden. Dinner in a beachy-regal private room. An unquantifiable eau de Bolthouse. Just your traditional beachside holiday blowout. 

The Janitor’s Closet at Diablo

The Janitor’s Closet at Diablo

You Require: Eight people, two wall-mounted beer taps, one suckling pig and a partridge in a pear tree.
You’ll Receive: All that, minus the partridge. And the pear tree. But if you book a holiday evening in the tiny back closet, they will absolutely bring in a 15-pound pig for the occasion.

Holds eight, Diablo, 3129 W Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake, 323-666-4666

An Upstairs Takeover at Mirabelle

An Upstairs Takeover at Mirabelle

You Require: All your guests to walk through a hushed, extravagantly redone Sunset Strip dining room, ascend a grand staircase and... disappear from view.
You’ll Receive: That. Where they’re going: the discreet upstairs bar at Mirabelle, with striking Strip views. And a striking predilection for bourbon cocktails.

Holds 25, Mirabelle, 8768 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-659-6022

An Evening with Wolfgang Puck

An Evening with Wolfgang Puck

You Require: A vast, private, white-linened chunk of the new Spago. No big deal.
You’ll Receive: A little Wolfgang Puck feast for about 100 of your closest friends, if you book both private rooms together. And, of course, invites that legitimately deploy the numbers 90210.

Holds 96 seated, 175 standing, Spago, 176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-385-0880

A Crazy Winter Wonderland at Home

A Crazy Winter Wonderland at Home

You Require: A completely insane winterscape.
You Also Require: The party to come to you.
You’ll Receive: Your place, redone as a snow globe. Or whatever the hell you want. Just call these guys—they’ve done over-the-top wintry setups for 90210, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and that modern holiday classic, Jingle All the Way.

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