Sweetest Holiday Events + Flash Giveaway!

** UPDATE 12/4/15: Today is #NationalCookieDay and to celebrate, L.A. Weekly is indulging with a flash sale on tickets. From 7 a.m. Friday, 12/4 through 10 p.m. Saturday, 12/5 get 50% off GA admission! Visit the Sips & Sweets official site to grab yours. Happy National Cookie Day! 😉 **


Copyright Tanaya's Table 2015As you may know by now, I’ve got a major sweet tooth. I love decadent desserts and fancy pastries. For my fellow lovers of all things sweet, I wanted to give you all a heads up on the top dessert events coming to LA & Orange County this winter.

Each one is awesome in its own way, and there really is something for everyone. So you’re in for quite a treat… or four. I’ve listed them in order of dates. Here we go!

Big Bite Sugar Rush Tanayas Table

Sugar Rush *FLASH GIVEAWAY ALERT!* Dec. 5 & 6, 2015 – Sugar Rush is a dessert showcase and sweet market packed with entertainment, competitions, demonstrations, tastings of sweet treats and shopping from dozens of the best pastry chefs and confectioners in Southern California. Professionals and amateurs alike can enter Sugar Rush cookie & display competitions. All entries will be on display for attendees to bid on via silent auction. To make it even more awesome, 100% of the auction proceeds will be donated to a local charity. There will also be games and crafts for kids, making this the perfect family event. Sugar Rush is hosted by Big Bite Events and will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. For tickets, visit SugarRushOC.com.

GIVEAWAY – I’ve got two Sugar Rush tickets for you guys to win! Two ways to enter:


  1. Follow me on Instagram (@tanayas.table) and I’ll direct message you to redeem your prize
  2. Comment on the image of the white cake with the words, “Sugar, yes please!” & tag whom you’d want to take with you if you won
  3. Entry closes at 8 p.m. PST on Tuesday 12/1/15. Spread the word so if your friend wins, (hopefully) they’ll take you 😉
  4. Wait for the winner (chosen at random, to keep it fair… since I want you all to win!) to be announced by 12/1/15. Good luck!


  1. Follow me on Twitter (@TanayaG) and I’ll direct message you to redeem your prize
  2. Retweet this tweet to enter to win, and reply to the tweet tagging whom you’d want to take with you
  3. Entry closes at 8 p.m. PST on Tuesday 12/1/15. Spread the word so if your friend wins, (hopefully) they’ll take you 😉
  4. Wait for the winner (chosen at random, to keep it fair… since I want you all to win!) to be announced by 12/1/15. Good luck!

** If you are the lucky winner, you’ll have to let me know which date you choose to attend (12/5 or 12/6).

LA Weekly Sips Sweets Tanayas Table

LA Weekly Sips & Sweets – Dec. 12  – LA Weekly’s second annual holiday party will feature 20+ of the city’s top bakers, 20+ of LA’s most respected mixologists, and over 25 artisanal craft vendors. Sample delicious confections, sip on handcrafted cocktails and shop for amazing holiday gifts and trinkets. This carefully curated eating, drinking and shopping extravaganza by LA Weekly is not to be missed, as are all of their events like LA Weekly The Essentials (<– check out my coverage + video highlights)! This event is definitely for those who are 21+ and like to stay in the know about the latest, greatest and hottest spots in LA. Grab your tickets by checking out the official website: LA Weekly Sips & Sweets

Indulge Los Angeles Tanayas Table

Indulge LA – Dec. 27 – This incredibly decadent event is back, and I’m so excited! Indulge LA is an all-inclusive chocolate festival and pastry show featuring fantastic sweet and savory culinary creations from top-notch chocolate and pastry chefs. Unlimited champagne, wines, beers and spirits will be flowing as well, although it’s open to all ages. The event, held at the Olympic Collection, will also donate part of the proceeds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. A DJ will be spinning to complete the festive party atmosphere, and it will definitely be a classy affair, judging from the past years I’ve covered Indulge LA. You can find my past coverage here and here and get your tickets to this year’s sweet and classy affair for some post-Christmas, pre-New Year’s fun at Indulge LA’s official website.

Bonus after-holidays event for sweet and savory lovers alike:

Crave Expo Tanayas Table

Crave Expo – Jan. 31, 2016 – Not just desserts, this finely curated event featuring great food and event vendors will be held at The Majestic in Downtown Los Angeles. I had the privilege of covering the event last year, and it was a very well-planned affair with a variety of  interactive aspects, along with tasty food samples from a wide range of eateries and caterers! To get an idea of the event, check out my past coverage here and my video below:

Hope you enjoy satisfying your sweet tooth and more at one or more of these events this holiday season! Stay tuned for a Red Wine Dark Chocolate Cookies holiday recipe I made for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap ;).




Leave A Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s