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10 Places to Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Get out and celebrate the season this year!

The Miracle Holiday Pop-up Bar is back at DEATH OR GLORY from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31! Take your pick of cheeky cocktails like Bad Santa, Jingle Balls Nog and Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! It has introduced Chanukah glasses to add to your eight crazy nights. 116 N.E. Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; 561/808-8814;

Everyone mourned the loss of 5th Avenue Grill’s out-of-this-world Christmas decor, but have no fear—the man behind the holiday cheer is now at 50 OCEAN, and he’s brought the decorations with him. Order a dinner while enveloped in a winter wonderland. 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561/278-3364;

The warm and cozy LOCH BAR in Mizner Park will have you in the holiday spirit in no time with its impressive list of more than 200 whiskeys, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect elixir to sip on. 346 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/939-6600;

SWEETWATER is libation central, introducing new cocktails every season. Pop over and peruse its new winter dining and cocktail menu after Thanksgiving, where you’ll find inventive dishes and drinks inspired by themes, current events and pop culture. 1507 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 561/509-9277;

Up your holiday cooking game and take a class at SUR LA TABLE this season! The store hosts workshops on Thanksgiving dishes, holiday cookies, snowflake macarons, tamales, Beef Wellington, holiday hors d’oeuvres and more. 438 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/953-7638;

Our new favorite music venue, TIN ROOF, will be hosting a special gospel brunch on Dec. 8 with a special performance from renowned choir the Joyful Noise. For the other days during the holiday season, park it at the bar or hit the dance floor to celebrate the happiest time of the year. 8 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach; 561/265-5310;

While it might be best known for its dishes, suggest KAPOW! for your office holiday happy hour. Everyone can take their pick from eight different gin and tonics to cocktails with names like Mexican Chocolate, Seoul Sunshine and Violet Femme. 431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/347-7322;

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, head to HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES for its 29th-annual Winter Wonderland. Open every evening from Nov. 16 to Dec. 30 (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), tour the factory, take a chocolate making class and enjoy the magical displays. 5190 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres; 888/281-8800;

Every holiday season comes armed with an arsenal of cheesy-but-can’tmiss Christmas movies. Reserve a pod at IPIC, order drinks from the movie theater’s ninjas—including the new Snowball Spritz coming in December—and cozy up to a romcom (we’ve got “Last Christmas” as our pick). 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/299-3000;

It might be balmy in South Florida, but there is daily snowfall in ROSEMARY SQUARE from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31! And the prospect of cozying up to one of its many bars afterward. Other special events include Music Mondays, the WPTV toy drive and the Sunfest Ugly Sweater Crawl. West Palm Beach;

This story is from our November/December 2019 issue of Boca magazine. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine.

Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly is the editor in chief of at Boca magazine, where she enjoys putting a spotlight on the Boca Raton and Palm Beach County community through both print and digital. Previously, she was the company's web editor. An award-winning journalist, she is the past president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter and a proud graduate of the University of Florida.

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