The holidays are synonymous with entertaining, and while it’s always fun to be a guest, there’s nothing quite like opening up your home to your nearest and dearest and playing host for the night. To help get you in the spirit, we’ve rounded up four listings worthy of a fabulous holiday soiree. Not only do these luxury homes boast gorgeous interiors and gourmet kitchens that would bring out the chef in just about anyone, but each features ample outdoor space perfect for taking advantage of an L.A. winter.

808 N. Alpine Drive | Beverly Hills

This palatial Beverly Hills estate, situated on approximately half an acre, was truly made for entertaining. A spectacular two-story entry with a double staircase leads to grand interiors, including a voluminous living room and posh parlor with sliding pocket doors to the home’s stunning grounds. Let your inner mixologist run wild behind the elegant bar before leading guests outside for the ultimate al fresco feast. After dinner, retire to the home theater for popcorn and a movie, or sip some vintage reds in the impressive wine cellar.

 22201 Carbon Mesa Road | Malibu

Everything goes better with a view—the holidays included. This stunning Malibu compound offers breathtaking panoramic ocean vistas right off the chef’s kitchen. If you’re in the mood for a low-key celebration, you can bring the party outside and take advantage of the property’s incredible beachfront location. Sprawling outdoor spaces include a full kitchen with a pizza oven, swimming pool, multiple viewing decks, and a lighted tennis court—because the holidays wouldn’t be complete without a little friendly family rivalry.

269 Bellino Drive  | Pacific Palisades

You’ll feel like you’re on holiday in Italy when you catch a glimpse of the views at this stunning Pacific Palisades home. Serve your favorite holiday meal in the open dining room, then bring the party downstairs to the expansive lower level, which boasts a walk-in wine room, fully-equipped bar, and theater room. Glass sliders off the living room open to a large backyard with a fire pit and lounge area, overhead heaters, and a pool and spa where guests can unwind with their favorite après-dinner cocktail.

457 Rockingham Ave | Brentwood Park

This magnificent 1930s traditional estate in exclusive Brentwood Park exudes warmth from every room—and we’re not just talking about its many fireplaces. Elegant, grand-scale living spaces are seamlessly integrated with sliding pocket doors encouraging guests to mingle and enjoy the many unique spaces throughout the home. A large backyard with two tiers of entertaining space overlooks spectacular canyon views, and a billiards room and cinema will keep your friends and family entertained long after dessert.