Any other year this may have sounded a little over the top , but right now it seems to make perfect sense. Jameson Irish Whiskey is releasing a limited-run of “Whiskey Trees” for the 2020 Holiday Season – each tree is made with more than 100 signature green Jameson bottles.

Standing at nearly nine feet tall and featuring a holiday lighting system that makes the 130 bottles light up brighter than a yule log fire, the Whiskey Trees are better than any leg lamp. Whiskey lovers who are up for the challenge of replacing their typical holiday tree with this one can enter to win one starting today through November 20. The tree comes with a $45 gift card which can be used for a bottle of Jameson Black Barrel to help ring in 2021.

And speaking of visions of sugar plums, See’s Candies has some new decadent offerings for the season starting Monday, November 16, like a dark chocolate Santa, Christmas ornaments, a mini tree box and various gift bundles. Grab the sweets at any store, online or via the Click à Pick à Go option to order online and pick-up in-store.

DTLA Al Fresco (Courtesy FIG at 7th)

Now through December 30, diners will get a $20 reward card when they spend $50 or more at a participating FIGat7th restaurant and submit a photo of their receipt to Participants are encouraged to “Share with Purpose” too by posting a photo of their meal on Instagram with #DineFIGat7th, prompting FIGat7th to donate an additional $20 to the Social Justice Learning Institute to support their response to food insecurity in Los Angeles caused by COVID-19. Participating restaurants include Oleego By Parks BBQ, New Moon Café, Pizza Studio, Ocho Mexican Grill and Mortons The Steakhouse.

On Friday the 13thSouth Baked is popping up at The Aloha Bungalow in Redondo Beach from 3 – 6 p.m. They’ll be selling their signature Stay Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies, Girls Just Wanna Have FUN-fetti Cookies, Synonym Toast Crunch Cookies and newly released Spiced Cookie Butter Cookies. Cakes, brownies and more will be available along with pre-orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas. South Baked offers free and contactless delivery within the South Bay and requires a minimum $25 order for free delivery.

Pickle Bucket Candles (Courtesy Firehouse Subs)

National Pickle Day is November 14 and Firehouse Subs is celebrating by introducing limited-run Pickle Bucket Candles. The candles debut on National Pickle Day for pickle lovers to claim for free. The dill-scented 13 oz. candles are inspired by the brand’s five-gallon pickle buckets, holding about 300 pickles each. Fans of Firehouse Subs and pickles can also purchase the empty buckets for $3 at all locations to benefit the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

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