Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Matzo Ball in Delray

It's Christmas Eve and everywhere around you, families are getting together with some cocoa or eggnog to celebrate both the birth of our savior and the imminent arrival of Santa Claus. However, for us Jewish people, Christmas eve was known as "the night when everything closes".

The only places open on Christmas eve and Christmas day? Movie theaters and Chinese restaurants. At least that was the case a few years back. Now we have some other options -- Like McDonald's, Denny's, and Walgreens.

So, after a bite to eat at the local Chinese buffet and a walk down the

aisles of that big box drug store chain (you needed to stock up on Pepsi

and paper towels, anyway), head over to Il Bacio in Delray Beach

tonight for the Matzo Ball.

From 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., join hundreds of other single Jewish people for a

night of drinking, dancing, and partying. Tickets are $30 each and

available online

By the way -- just like a good pastrami sandwich, you really don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this night of festivities.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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