Tonight: An Ugly Sweater Could Get You a Free Bottle at Louis

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The child will probably need countless hours of therapy to recover from this
​It's there, lurking in your closet buried underneath mounds of clothes. You'd donate it to Goodwill but you know you are obligated to wear it once a year to prove to grandma that you "absolutely love it." Beside, who would be stupid enough to buy it even if it was being sold for a buck? The ugly holiday sweater -- everyone has one.

But now that knitwear abomination might actually work in your favor. Louis at the Gansevoort South Hotel (2325 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) is hosting an Ugly Sweater Party tonight courtesy of Empire Events. The three people with most hideous holiday gear will win a free bottle of Dom Perignon.

Word to the wise: The ugliest holiday sweater we ever saw actually lit up like a Christmas tree, so if you want to win the free bottle of bubbly go big or go home.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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