November 22, 2018

AILLEA’s Black Friday
Get 20% off store-wide. This promotion is happening both in-store and online. Online, use code CHEERSAILLEA.  Friday through Monday; Raleigh, 2032 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605; Atlanta, 3796 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342; Charleston, 344 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

Christmas Carousel Gift Market
For over 31 years the Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market has provided the Triangle one of the largest collections of Arts, Crafts & Holiday Gifts ever assembled in one location. As you stroll through the 2018 event you’ll meet over 250 exhibitors from all across the Southeast, showcasing thousands of one-of-a-kind originals and unique gifts! Santa will be on hand all weekend for that special moment and photo, so be sure to…Bring the Family, Bring Your Gift List &Plan on Spending the Day … because this will be The Holiday Experience. You Will Not Want to Miss! $9, $8/Senior (60+) / Military (W / ID), $5/child 6 – 12, free/5 & under; Friday & Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm; 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Pop-Up Holiday Cocktail Bar Concept, Miracle
Miracle, the Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched in 2014 in New York City, continues spreading holiday cheer around the globe in 2018, as the brand celebrates its five-year anniversary. This year, Miracle will launch in over 80 locations around the world with Sippin’ Santa expanding to multiple locations in partnership with notable tiki-connoisseur Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. Miracle locations throughout the United States will offer seasonally-themed cocktails in a festive setting through New Year’s Eve. Miracle will return to its original hometown of New York City with several locations opening for the holiday season. Cocktails include Christmopolitan made with vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime, and absinthe mist; Snowball Old Fashioned made with butterscotch rye, spiced Demerara, wormwood Bitters, Orange Zest; Bad Santa (served hot) with apple cider, Applejack, Manzanilla Sherry, lemon, cinnamon syrup, popcorn & bacon butter, and baked apple bitters; Christmas Carol Barrel made with aged rum, Aquavit, Amaro, pumpkin pie, Demerara syrup, lime, vanilla, and Angostura bitters; Koala-La La La, La La La La made with gin, pine, dry vermouth, lime, eucalyptus syrup, and orange bitters; Gingerbread Flip made with bourbon, gingerbread syrup, Elemakule Tiki Bitters, whole egg, and nutmeg; Run Run Rudolph made with prosecco, gin, mulled wine puree, lemon, and cane syrup; Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! made with sweet potato Barbados rum, Cachaça, Trinidad over proof rum, dry curacao, marshmallow orgeat, and lime; Jingle Balls Nog made with cognac, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, brown butter, cinnamon, cherry, vanilla, almond milk, cream, sugar, egg, and nutmeg; And A Partridge In A Pear Tree made with Reposado Tequila, pear brandy, mezcal, spiced Demerara Syrup, lime, egg white, club soda, Angostura Bitters, and cinnamon; along with shots: Nice Shot made with rum, peppermint, and chocolate and Naughty Shot made with bourbon and cinnamon.

Raleigh’s very own Miracle at The Haymaker
From the day after Thanksgiving, The Haymaker will transform into a holiday wonderland serving seasonally-themed drinks including favorites like the Snowball Old Fashioned and Run Run Rudolph, among the festive décor. Miracle at The Haymaker will also join locations around the country in selling holiday mugs featured on the signature cocktail menu with 10% of all sales donated to Action Against Hunger, making the perfect gift that keeps on giving. Friday through December 29th; 555 Fayetteville St #115, Raleigh, NC 27601

Ho Ho Pho
Time for another epic MOFU PARTY! This year, instead of Pho-all fest, MOFU Shoppe is throwing a Ho Ho Pho Bash. Fest on endless bowls of pho, eight different types of dumplings, double bubble tea with booze, and Taiwanese churros. You have two different nights to catch this special menu! Friday & Saturday, 4 pm; 321 South Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.301.8465

The Show Will Go On
Just two months following a direct hit by Hurricane Florence, two nationally renowned holiday attractions return to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, in November. The 14th annual Airlie Gardens’ Enchanted Airlie begins Friday and will be open for 20-nights through December 22nd. The 35th annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla, another Thanksgiving week tradition, will be held on Saturday. Enchanted Airlie has gained national and international prominence, attracting visitors from 50 states and over 40 nations. Saturday night’s North Carolina Holiday Flotilla features a procession of creatively decorated yachts and watercraft, each glittering with thousands of lights, slowly motoring past an estimated crowd more than 50,000. Following the colorful and festive water parade, the flotilla ends with a massive and Zambelli fireworks display. Friday & Saturday; 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

By Whitney

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