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Weekend Guide: Christmas is a Drinking Holiday Edition


We’re sure everyone is busy baking cookies and wrapping gifts, but somewhere in between all the chaos, we think you should take the time to go on a wine walk or learn to make some cocktails. Have a drink, is what we’re saying.

Thursday, December 20 | Deep Ellum

Most wine walks wait for the weekend, but the Deep Ellum Wine Walk: Holiday Soirée considers an alternative: Thursday. This is the merriest sip & shop of the year, complete with in-store events, a visit from Old Saint Nick, and a wine glass designed by Kettle At founding artist Judith Lea Perkins. Be sure to check out the holiday pop-up bar at Hide while you’re down there.

Thursday, December 20 | Hilton Anatole

The holidays are always tough on the waistline (damn you, cookies!) but the Jingle Bell Run promises a brisk 5K complete with all the Christmas cheer you could want. We understand that fake antlers probably aren’t going to help you be more aerodynamic, but this is a run that’s less about posting a PR and more about making it to the end so you can enjoy that Spazmatics concert after.

Friday, December 21 | Oak Highlands Brewery

Beer and singing go together like peanut butter and jelly, but we’re not talking about drinking songs at Beers & Carols at OHB. This time, you’re going to be belting out classic Christmas carols with a live band. This free and family-friendly event will include an appearance by Santa plus food available from Atomic Pie and Shady’s Burgers.

Saturday, December 22| People’s Last Stand

Believe it or not, you can overdo it with the egg nog. Don’t fall in a rut with your holiday drinking, spruce it up at the People’s Holiday Cocktail Class in Mockingbird Station where you’ll learn to create drinks sure to impress friends, family and co-workers alike. Plus, you’ll get to booze on them yourself throughout the class, because if we’ve learned anything from the Food Network, it’s to taste as you go.

Saturday, December 22 | Granada Theater

For Texans of a certain age, Cory Morrow’s “Full Exposure” provided the soundtrack to their late nights. The red dirt legend’s coming to Granada for a Saturday night that’s likely to remind a bunch of 30-year-olds of driving around aimlessly in a friend’s truck and avoiding curfew.

Still not seeing anything that tickles your fancy? Check out our full events calendar for more great events all around Dallas.