This all-day shellfish extravaganza features a bevy of events, including a shucking competition, tutorials for DIY fans, food and drink specials and live entertainment from Mimi Le Uke. There’s also a toy and gift drive to benefit Family Forward, which supports area families in need.
Sugarplum Christmas Tea
Enjoy a festive holiday tea service at La Patisserie Chouquette. Indulge in a menu of festive fare, including rosemary turkey with cranberry relish on wheat, English egg salad, glittered sugarplums (of course), eggnog panna cotta and a trio of teas, including mulled Christmas tea. Reservations required and available online or by phone.
End of Prohibition Wine Dinner
Raise a glass to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. Enjoy a three-course dinner paired with Mount Pleasant wines, including crudités and dips paired with the winery’s sparkling wine, Waldorf salad and French onion soup with Villagio and New York strip or roasted Atlantic salmon accompanied by Norton. Then indulge in a chocolate fountain and vintage port. Reservations required and available by phone.
Brunch with Santa
Grab your wish lists and head to a bountiful brunch spread featuring local charcuterie and cheeses, seafood and sushi, carving stations and a plethora of desserts while hanging out with Santa and Mrs. Claus. On Dec. 16 and 17, Santa arrives in his sleigh pulled by Prancer to greet guests outside the hotel. Reservations required and available by phone.
Make your own custom s’more creation at this monthly event in Sugar Cubed’s Zeppelin Room. Admission includes a choice of a drink, including hot chocolate or one of the shop’s 50 craft sodas, plus the makings for three s’mores. The selection of ingredients ranges from traditional graham crackers and chocolate bars to Oreos and Ritz crackers and candy bars like Reese’s peanut butter cups and Almond Joys.
BestCellars, the event series that combines food, drink and entertainment with literary themes, hosts this Roaring ’20s soiree. Admission gets you Prohibition-era cocktails from Sauce Magazine contributor Dee Ryan and food from chef Robin Wheeler of Subterranean Homemade Foods. Live music from Roya & The High Timers adds to the Jazz Age vibe. Tickets available online; a portion of the proceeds supports local nonprofit We-Stories.