Celebrate the holidays at Lulu and Acqua California Bistros with festive dining options sure to please everyone on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

On Christmas Eve (December 24), Lulu and Acqua are serving a Christmas Eve menu of holiday specials with selections like oven roasted turkey, seafood linguine, turkey pot pie, and chicken cordon bleu in addition to their big, beautiful, 70+ choices of delicious California cuisine. Lulu is open from 11am to 9pm, and Acqua is open from 4 to 9pm.

Lulu and Acqua’s 4-course Christmas Day (December 25) feast begins with your choice of 3 delicious homemade soups, followed by a selection of 3 festive salads and then your choice of 11 exquisite entrées including holiday favorites like oven roasted turkey, holiday ham, filet mignon, fresh Atlantic salmon, osso bucco and much more, with gluten free and vegetarian options available. The 8 dessert choices are delightfully varied, from warm bread pudding and apple crisp to our wildly popular flourless triple chocolate cake. The 4-course Christmas menu is $54.99, with a special children’s menu available for $24.99 (under age 12, please). Lulu and Acqua are open from 1-9pm.

Are you planning a family dinner at home this year? Lulu’s Christmas Day feast is packaged in servings for 2, 4 or more, and just right for intimate dinners or family gatherings. This holiday menu with traditional dining choices can be found on Lulu’s website (lulupalmsprings.com in the menu tab under “Christmas to go”) and ordered by calling 760-327-5858.

We look forward to welcoming you and your families into our restaurants. Lulu has plenty of room for everyone on Christmas Day from outdoor dining on its heated, covered street-side terrace to cozy booths in the main dining room. There are plenty of tables for large parties and groups in its festive mezzanine dining areas. Lulu California Bistro is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs on the corner of S. Palm Canyon Dr. and Arenas Road.

Acqua at The River in Rancho Mirage offers scenic outdoor dining on its heated, covered patio with spectacular water and mountain views, a lively dining room with tables and booths, and The River Room featuring sliding glass doors that open and overlook The River’s signature water feature with plenty of seating options for large families and groups.

On New Year’s Eve, ring in the New Year at Lulu’s famous New Year’s Eve blow out party with the talented Tony Grandberry and his Big Fun Orchestra! The 4-course dinner is always terrific and the dining room is decorated and festive. Begin with your choice of 3 savory soups, 5 excellent appetizers and salads, then select from one of 11 incredible entrée selections for New Year’s Eve, like New Zealand rack of lamb, slow roasted prime rib, or a delicious Chilean sea bass and more with gluten free and vegetarian options available. Finish your meal with a one of 8 festive desserts like fresh berries with Chambord, triple chocolate cake, or a delicious hazelnut panna cotta- a rich Italian chocolate pudding. This seating includes hats, party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight for $129.99, with seating available from 7:30pm onward.

Dine at Lulu on the early side between 4:30-6:30pm, and enjoy this festive menu for $69.99. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 760-327-5858.

Or welcome the New Year with Acqua’s festive 4-course dinner served from 6:30pm with an “East Coast”/Times Square New Year’s celebration at 9pm with party hats and favors, for $69.99. Acqua’s lively River Room is sure to be full of New Year’s Eve merry-makers and everyone will be home in time for a good night’s sleep!

Acqua will also be serving its big, beautiful dinner menu with 70+ California cuisine dishes in the main dining room and on the Pazza Terrace from 4pm. Reservations are strongly suggested for the New Year’s Eve party and can be made by calling 760-862-9800.

For holiday gift giving, Lulu and Acqua have the perfect solution: gift cards from your favorite California Bistros! Between now and Christmas, purchase a $100 gift card to Lulu or Acqua and get a $25 gift card for future use!* Gift cards are available for purchase at each restaurant during regular business hours.