As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, that can only mean one thing... the winter holiday season is approaching! And what better way to feel that yuletide gay than to indulge in the best holiday drinks that NYC has to offer? Check out these favorite holiday-themed bars and restaurants that will have you singing "it's the most wonderful time of the year!"
Miracle on 9th at Mace
$$ • 649 E 9th St • fb.com/MiracleOn9thStreet/
Photo: Miracle on Ninth Street
This East Village pop-up is a must for those looking to get into the holiday spirit. Stringed lights, wrapping paper, and ornaments line the wall while tinsel and presents dangle from the ceiling, making this place a Christmas miracle! The cocktail menu is equally festive, with whimsically named drinks like the Christmapolitan, Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, and Jingle Balls Nog. But make sure to bungle up in your holiday sweater because a wait for this bar isn’t uncommon, so plan to arrive not too late! Hosted at Mace bar from 4PM - 2AM until Christmas Eve.
Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack at Boilermaker
$$ • 13 1st Ave • fb.com/SippinSanta/
Photo: Sippin' Santa' Surf Shack