The Montauk Christmas Movie Nights
The Montauk is getting into the holiday spirit every Wednesday with its Christmas Movie Nights. Guests can enjoy half off bottles of wine, live music from local artists and then watch a fan-favorite Christmas movie. Starting at 8 p.m., the December 8 movie is “Elf,” December 15 is “A Christmas Story” and December 22 is “Home Alone.” Come early for the happy hour food and drinks from 3 to 6 p.m., including house-made potato chips and dip, clam chowder, deviled eggs, mac and cheese, along with $4 draft beers, $5 well cocktails and $6 house wines.
The Montauk, 4360 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, happy hour 3 to 6 p.m., movie night 6 p.m., themontaukaz.com, free admission to movie night
National Repeal Day
On December 5, 1933, the United States officially repealed the Prohibition law that allowed Americans to consume, sell and purchase alcohol after 13 dry years. In honor of the infamous day, The Ostrich is celebrating it the old-fashioned way. Guests will enjoy 50% off drinks and 25% off food.
The Ostrich, 10 N. San Marcos Plaza, Chandler, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., crustrestaurants.com/the-ostrich
Winter Wonderland Tea Party
DECEMBER 8 TO DECEMBER 23
Drink Me! Tea Room offers several special holiday tea party options. Winter Wonderland Tea is a full afternoon tea celebrating beloved holiday flavors like savories, scones and sweets with a pot of tea. Children’s Tea includes PB&J finger sandwiches, shortbread cookies, meringue mushrooms, fresh fruit and herbal tea or lemonade. Reservations are required.
Drink Me! Tea Room, 1730 E. Warner Road, Suite 5, Tempe, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., drinkmetearoom.com, $20-$52 per person
Luckys Anniversary Party/Lucky Buck Music Festival
Celebrating its one-year anniversary, Luckys Indoor Outdoor is launching the soon-to-be-annual Lucky Buck Music Festival. Guests can enjoy live music with local bands starting at 3 p.m. with Saturday Funday specials. Tasty eats like Medianoche sandwich and chicken tikka masala crunch wrap will be available from the hot food trailer from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., while supplies last.
Luckys Indoor Outdoor, 817 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 2 to 10 p.m., luckysphx.com, free admission
Sippin’ Santas Pub Crawl
Get ready to “sleigh” Downtown Chandler with the Sippin’ Santas Pub Crawl. Enjoy $4 drink specials at 24 of the jolliest bars and restaurants in town during this self-guided crawl. Participating businesses include Bourbon Jacks American Tavern, Craft 64, Hidden House, Jinya Ramen, Mingle + Graze, Pedal Haus Brewery, PURO: Cigar Bar, Recreo, The Brickyear Downtown, The Ostrich and The Stillery. The crawl is split between two times, the “nice list” (noon to 3 p.m.) and the “naughty list” (3 to 6 p.m.)
The Hilton Garden Inn, 150 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, check-in starts 11:45 a.m. (nice list), 2:45 p.m. (naughty list), downtownchandler.org/events/sippin-santas, $20
Ling’s Wok Shop Holiday Meal
DECEMBER 20 TO JANUARY 1
This limited time offer consists of guests’ choice of two appetizers, four entrées and two complements and is available for dine-in or takeout. Appetizer choices include chicken lettuce wraps, shishito peppers or edamame. The entrées to choose four of are the monsoon chicken, the mandarin, Kung Pao beef, Buddha’s belly beef, Seoul bowl shrimp, new wave pad thai or dandan noodles. The complements are Korean cauliflower, Uncle Fu’s fried rice and Kickin’ quinoa.
Ling’s Wok Shop, 20511 N. Hayden Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, lingswok.shop, $88
Tarbell’s has prepared to-go Christmas meals that include one entree, a plethora of sides and a choice of two desserts. Entrée options are prime rib, Arizona honey glazed ham, and a roasted organic salmon with crusted pecan and maple glaze. Featured sides include haricot verts with shallots and sweet butter; crispy Brussels sprouts casserole with caramelized onions and bacon; mushroom risotto with Crow’s Dairy chevre and fine herbs; buttery mashed potatoes and house-made aged cheddar biscuits. The desserts included in the takeout package are chocolate peppermint mousse, Emma’s Buche de Noel (yule log) and double chocolate chip cookies. The last day to preorder is December 17 for Christmas Eve pickup.
Tarbell’s, 3213 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602.955.8100, tarbells.com, $125 per person
Pork on a Fork Christmas Feast
Take the stress out of holiday hosting and instead let Pork on a Fork do the cooking. The to-go Christmas Feast that feeds 10 to 12 people and includes a whole smoked turkey, traditional stuffing, cheesy mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, gravy, dinner rolls and cornbread. Reheating instructions are included for sides. Turkey can be served hot or cold. Preorders must be submitted by Sunday, December 19, for pickup on Friday, December 24.
Pork on a Fork, 1515 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, pickup before 3 p.m., 602.884.8226, porkonafork.com
Miracle Mile Deli Holiday Meal
Get ready to serve up to six people with the following family meals. Each meal includes 2 quarts of homemade mashed potatoes, 1 quart of homemade gravy, 1 quart of steamed veggies, 1 quart of baked macaroni and cheese, six Kaiser rolls and one whole pie (apple, pecan, cherry, pumpkin, lemon meringue, Boston cream and coconut meringue). The difference between the meals is one includes 3 pounds of oven-roasted white meat turkey breast along with 1 pint of cranberry sauce while the other meal includes 3 pounds of savory brisket of beef. Preorders must be placed by Wednesday, December 22, for Friday, December 24, pickup.
Miracle Mile Deli, 4433 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 602.776.0992, miraclemiledeli.com, starts at $170
Blue Hound Kitchen Christmas Meal
Celebrate the holiday with a delectable prix-fixe, three-course menu by executive chef Brian Peterson. Select Christmas menu choices include mustard crusted grass-fed beef tri tip, cauliflower and chestnut soup, roasted organic salmon, toffee bread pudding and peppermint bark cheesecake. Reservations are recommended.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 602.253.6661, bluehoundkitchen.com