San Diego-area casinos planning holiday dining specials, entertainment and more

45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. pechanga.com/eat

Pechanga Resort Casino's take-home holiday meal is $260 and feed up to six people.

Pechanga Resort Casino’s take-home holiday meal is $260 and feed up to six people.

(Courtesy of Pechanga Resort Casino)

Pechanga Holiday To Go!: Pechanga is once again offering its pre-cooked take-home feast. Priced at $260 and designed to serve six, the meal includes a bone-in prime rib with au jus and creamy horseradish, potato puree, winter chop salad, roasted baby carrots, lemon-roasted Brussels sprouts with Asiago cheese, apple pie and bread rolls. Orders must be placed in advance by Dec. 15 at (951) 770-2307. Meals can be picked up curbside between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 25 at Pechanga’s Blends Coffee Bar.

A Meal to Remember: On Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, Pechanga’s Great Oak Steakhouse is offering five-course pre-fixe dinner menus. The Christmas menu, priced at $120, has a soup course of sweet onion bisque, three salad options, an appetizer choice of crab cakes or lamb chops and four entrée options, including filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, free-range chicken or surf and turf. Dessert is a milk chocolate mousse pastry. The New Year’s Eve menu, priced at $140, begins with lobster bisque, followed by appetizer of crab cakes or lamb chops, three salad options and four entrée options of grilled rib-eye, free-range chicken, pan-seared scallops or surf and turf. Dessert is a triple chocolate layer cake. For reservations, call (951) 770-8507 or visit , visit pechanga.com/eat/the-great-oak-steakhouse.

Casual Christmas menus: For a less formal Christmas day meal, Kelsey’s sports bar and 1182 Cantina Mexican restaurant are offering prix-fixe menus all day. The cantina is serving a three-course $68 menu featuring a 20-ounce bone-in rib eye steak. Kelsey’s will serve a four-course $58 menu with dishes like short ribs, prime rib and pork belly gratin.

Gingerbread village and Santa: Each holiday season, Pechanga’s pastry team creates an all-new holiday gingerbread village display in its lobby under the waterfall chandelier. This year’s village has 11 gingerbread houses and 30 edible dark and white chocolate trees as well as sugar sculptures. Santa Claus will visit the resort from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 in the resort tower’s second floor foyer.

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