The holidays are here, and we’re seeing many restaurants, cafes, bars, and more switch their menus to include more seasonal options. Cafés are adding peppermint mochas to their menu, eggnog is making it’s way back to taverns, and Canada Dry’s delicious cranberry ginger ale is back on shelves! Some places go above and beyond, including these pop-ups; they’re celebrating everything that the holiday has to offer, turning their spaces into an indoor Winter Wonderland!
One of the biggest names in the mocktail industry, Clearsips is a family-owned business dedicated to bringing Canadians sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks! They’ll be hosting complimentary tastings, and bringing their retail shop to the market with offerings such as hosting kits, gift sets, and much more!
Where: stackt market, 28 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON, M5V 0R4
When: Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Tuesday, November 15th to Sunday, November 27th.
Price: it’s free!
From November 17 to 20, Eataly is kicking off the most festive season of the year with Mercato d’Inverno, their weekend winter market! Events include Taste of the Holidays, where you can follow their holiday trail to enjoy 10 different authentic Italian bites, and compliment it with a festive holiday beverage!
Where: 55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A6.
When: Thursday, November 17th to Sunday, November 20th.
Grab a drink for a good cause at Miracle on Bloor St.; $1 of every drink sold is donated to Nellie's Shelter, an organization providing shelter, education, and advocacy for women and children in the GTA! This holiday “fever dream” bar has a menu full of whimsical, Christmas-themed cocktails!
Where: 875 Bloor St W Second Floor, Toronto, ON M6G 1M4
When: Friday, November 18th to Saturday, December 31st.
The Thirsty Elf is one of the more sophisticated celebration spots this holiday season, held inside the Fairmont Royal York! With Christmas sweaters, kitschy décor and cheerful, and festive cocktails, the Thirsty Elf has everything you need to get into the spirit of Christmas!
Where: 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5J 1E3.
When: Open Thursday through Saturday from Thursday, November 17th to Saturday, December 17th.
Tinseltown is coming, just in time for winter! This Christmas-themed pop-up is all about celebrating Christmas so you can expect Santa, elves, presents, festive tunes, and lots of winter warmer drinks, including a fabulous Christmas cocktail menu! The halls are more than fully decked with just about every festive goodie ever, and tickets include entry to the themed bar and a bespoke cocktail on arrival!
Where: can’t tell you, it’s a secret!
When: Until Saturday, December 31st.
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