12 festive beer-drinking events to hit this holiday season

Nov 21 2018, 9:16 pm

My true love gave to me… a beer-drinking event for every one of the twelve days of Christmas.

These brewtiful festivities are sure to maintain your holiday buzz. Cheers!

Yoga, Beers and Holiday Cheers

Get your zen on before the holiday rush with this lululemon-event. You’ll move through an hour flow class before mingling with refreshments.¬†There will also be a barber on-site offering clean shaves by donation only to Movember. This event’s free, and BYOM (bring your own mat).

Where: Lake Wilcox Brewing – 3-1033 Edgeley Boulevard, Vaughan
When: Thursday, November 29 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Feastbound: Christmas Dinner with Sam & Dave


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Eastbound Brewery is collaborating with Sawdust City Beer to bring you a four-course prime rib dinner with a beer pairing in celebration of the holidays. A veg option is available too, if you reach out in advance with your request.

Where: Eastbound Brewing Company – 700 Queen Street East
When: Thursday, November 29 from 7 pm to 10 pm

Holiday Party with Live Latin Music and Dancing

This holiday party, hosted by The Salsa Club, will feature live Latin music, dancing, food and drinks. Come dance your way into the holidays.

Where: The Ezone Р120 North Queen Street, Etobicoke
When: Sunday, December 2 from 4 pm to 8 pm

Hoppy Holidays

Celebrate the annual Hoppy Holidays Beer Experience at Berkeley Church. Craft beers and other holiday bevvies will be served. And if you wear an ugly Christmas sweater, you could win a prize!

Where: Berkeley Church Р315 Queen Street East
When: Tuesday, December 4 from 6 pm Р10 pm

Drunken Cinema Die Hard Anniversary Screening

We’re not going to sit here and argue about whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie… (It is) (not) (we’ll never agree.) What we¬†can agree on is that a cult classic + popcorn + drinking games = an ideal way to ring in the holiday season.

Editor’s note: It is a Christmas movie.¬†

Where: Revue Cinema Р400 Roncesvalles Avenue
When: Saturday December 15, Friday December 21 and Saturday December 22, 9:30 pm to midnight

The Hogwarts Cup


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Though not technically holiday-themed, there are always Christmas scenes in the Harry Potter movies, and really… do cozier films exist? So, it counts. This improv comedy competition is a perfect night out with pals.

Wingardium Let-me-have-another-beer-sa!

Where: The Social Capital Р154 Danforth Avenue
When: Friday, December 7 from 8 pm to 9:30 pm (doors open at 7:30)

Beer Soap Workshop at Junction Craft Brewery

You can craft some handmade holiday gifts at this beer soap-making workshop. An ideal present for those who like their brews squeaky-clean.

Where: Junction Craft Brewing – 150 Symes Road
When: Sunday, December 9 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm

Extreme Makeover: Gingerbread Edition

Edible, small-scale construction of holiday sweets with a team of friends? Talk about festive. Ticket costs include all your building supplies, and a free beer! If you need a break from building, you can opt-in for a free tour of the brewery too.

Where: Big Rock Brewery – 1589 The Queensway
When: Saturday, December 15 from 2 pm to 5 pm

12 Beers of Christmas

Live music, DJs, and lots. Of. Beer. The Gladstone really knows how to throw a party. Get your tickets early for this one.

Where: Gladstone Hotel Р1214 Queen Street West
When: Saturday, December 22 from 6 pm to 9 pm

An Open Bar New Year’s

You read that right. This spot’s hosting a New Year’s party with an open bar. DJ Deadweight’s NYE bash will also feature two floors with rotating DJs and poutine stations coming out at 1 am. You don’t want to miss this.

Where: Wenona Craft Beer Lodge Р1069 Bloor Street West
When: Monday, December 31 at 10 pm to Tuesday, January 1 at 3 am

Beer Gardens at the Toronto Christmas Market


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Don’t forget the brewtiful option that’s right under your nose. The Toronto Christmas Market’s beer gardens are plentiful and probably as festive as you can get. Sip your beer in big mittens, underneath the Christmas lights. It’s magical.

Where: Distillery Historic District
When: Thursday November 15 – Sunday December 23, 2018

Miracle on Queen Street

The Miracle pop-up on Queen is the spot to visit if you’re a little more Scrooge than you’d like to be. The intention of the space is to spread holiday cheer, even if you’re not big on the season. Among their special cocktails, you’ll be able to get a good ol’ beer.

Where: 251 Queen Street West
When: November 23 to December 26

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