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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Ugly Sweater Party, Christmas in the Caribbean, and Gingerbread Workshop


Annual Ugly Sweater Party

Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub (1921 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood) will host an ugly sweater party from 7 to 9 p.m. A $15 donation at the door includes 3 drink tickets will all proceeds benefiting Gilda’s Club South Florida. There will be prizes for the ugliest sweater. Visit

Third Annual Ugly Sweater Party
Himmarshee Public House (201 SW Second St, Fort Lauderdale) will host an ugly sweater party from 10 to 4 a.m. Call (516) 469-5306.

Tarpon Bend Ugly Sweater Party
Tarpon Bend (200 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale) is also getting ugly with an ugly sweater party. There will be live music, two-for-one drinks until 10 p.m., and contests. This starts at 5 pm. Visit

Bad Santa Bus Loop
Don your best bad Santa outfit starting at 6 p.m. After checking in at Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery (219 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale), participants will stop at bars such as Lucky's Tavern, Tarpon Bend, America's Backyard, The Royal Pig and more. Tickets start at $30 and are $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Covenant House Florida, Broward County Gator Club Scholarship Fund, Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation and Jack and Jill Children Center. Visit


Annual Tacky Sweater Party at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) will also host an ugly sweater party complete with seasonal drinks, live music and appetizers. This is from 8 to midnight. Visit

Gingerbread House Workshop
Whole Foods (2000 North Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 14956 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines; 2411 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach; 810 University Dr., Coral Springs; 1903 University Drive, Davie) will host a gingerbread workshop. This starts at $20 with times varying on locations. Visit EventBrite for Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs or Davie locations.


Bad Santa Brunch at Tap 42

Tap 42 (5050 Town Center Cir #247, Boca Raton and 1411 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale) will let guests dine and take shots with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Funky Buddha Floridan are $15. Visit

Brunch with Santa at Oceans 234
Oceans 234 (234 Northeast 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach) will feature Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complimentary family photos will be available. Visit

Christmas in the Caribbean

Bistro Ten Zero One (West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) will be the host of the annual Christmas in the Caribbean holiday party. Presented for one night only will be a dinner inspired by Puerto Rico and its surrounding islands. Dinner costs $35 and includes food as well as two drinks per person. This is from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit

Big Flavors, Open Skies: A Night with Seminole Hard Rock and Coconut Creek
Swank Specialty Produce (Swank Loxahatchee Groves, 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee) is teaming up with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for a farm-to-table dinner. Starting at 4 p.m., guests will enjoy a five-course pairing dinner. Tickets are $160 with partial proceeds benefiting FLIPANY. Reservations required. Call 561-202-5648.

All Month Long

Hoffman's Chocolate Winter Wonderland
Hoffman’s Chocolates is celebrating its 26th-annual Winter Wonderland at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour, and Gardens (5190 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres). Until Friday, December 30, attendees can enjoy lights, holiday displays, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The shop will also introduce its Circle of Celebration holiday wreath display and contest. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of New Times every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form.

Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach Counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.
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