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A Very Merry MDR Christmas Weekend

A very merry MDR Christmas weekend is upon us! Read below to see our weekend picks on where to eat, stay and play in Marina del Rey. 

Marina Lights

Stroll along the coast while enjoying festive light displays glowing every night at Burton Chace Park from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Free admission. The lights display are on until December 31.

Insider Tip: Have a merry feast along the coast at new restaurants such as UOVO, KazuNori or HiHo Cheeseburger before heading to the park.

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Christmas Dining on the Waterfront

No matter the size of your party, you can find a boat load of waterfront restaurants in Marina del Rey offering special Christmas menus for brunch and dinner including:

Beachside Restaurant & Bar — With plenty of outdoor dining on the patio, you and your loved ones can enjoy Christmas Eve, Christmas Dinner and Christmas To-Go menus here. To-go orders must be placed no later than Wednesday, Dec. 22. Call 310-823-5333.

SALT — Dine al fresco near fire pit tables at this popular restaurant on the water. Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner menus are available. Call 310-301-1000.

The Warehouse Restaurantt — Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day with a special Christmas menu. Call 310-823-5451.

Whiskey Red's — Enjoy the water view along with a three-course Christmas brunch menu available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 310-823-4522.

Movies on the Lawn featuring Godzilla vs Kong

This free holiday event takes place outdoors on the lawn at Jamaica Bay Inn located at Marina "Mother's" Beach on Sundays throughout December.

The featured movie Godzilla vs Kong (PG-13) kicks off this Sunday, Dec. 26 at 5 p.m. Grab your family, friends, or loved ones, dress warm, bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Specialty cocktails available and hot cocoa along with on-site restaurant Beachside's full menu.

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Christmas Dining Cruise

Mix things up this year and hop aboard a holiday brunch or dinner cruise on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The popular dining cruises feature festive décor along with a traditional holiday meal. Click button to make reservations.

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Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Whether you forgot someone on your list or perhaps prefer to do last-minute shopping, Waterside Shops has something for everyone. Between the Amazon Books and Paper Source to See's Candies and The Marigold Mercantile , you'll have plenty of options for holiday gift shopping in the Marina.

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Charter a Sunset Cruise

Have family or friends visiting for the holiday break? If your'e seeking an outdoor adventure, charter a sunset sail for up to 6 people or 12 people. Sailing in Santa Monica Bay gives some of the best views of the Los Angeles coastline including the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. A sailing trip offers plenty of wide open spaces and fresh sea air—a perfect combination for a holiday outdoor activity.

Click button to view the MDR yacht charter directory. This directory features vetted charter companies that are fully licensed and authorized to operate in Marina del Rey.

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Live Music at Fisherman's Village

Enjoy a free live outdoor concert featuring blues and R&B band, Blue Breeze, on Sunday, 1-4 p.m. in Fisherman’s Village. Click button for full schedule.

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