Very Harry Potter Christmas and 15 Other Food & Drink Events in Denver This Week

Denver has some delicious holiday-themed events this week. You can celebrate Christmas at Lola Coastal’s Christmas Eve Paella Dinner, enjoy Rosenberg’s Bagel “Jewish Christmas” Chinese Food Pop-Up or head to Occidental for a Harry Potter Party. Wherever the week takes you, make sure to check out this roundup of food and drink happenings in Denver this week.

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Monday, December 23

Winter Onesie-Land – Christkindl Market Closing Night

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When: Monday, December 23, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Denver Christkindl Market, 1515 Arapahoe St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Denver Christkindl Market is celebrating its last day this Monday. To celebrate the ending of the 2019 season the market is offering $1 off drinks for everyone wearing a onesie. You can jump in your jammies and imbibe in celebration of the holidays.

Tuesday, December 24

Rosenberg’s “Jewish Christmas” Chinese Food Pop-Up

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When: Tuesday, December 24, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen (Stanley Marketplace), 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: $80 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Rosenberg’s Bagels “Jewish Christmas” Chinese Food Pop-Up returns this Christmas Eve. You can expect dishes like Reuben Egg Rolls, Kung Pao Pastrami and Teriyaki Kippered Salmon. There will also be festive beverages and desserts provided by Pastry Chef Kelley Mang to top off the celebration.

Woods Boss Brewing’s Holiday Open Mic Special

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When: Tuesday, December 24, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Woods Boss Brewing, 2210 California St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Woods Boss Brewing is hosting a Holiday Open Mic Christmas Eve. The event will feature a Holiday Music sing-a-long, Christmas cookie potluck and of course beer. You can celebrate Christmas Eve with some laughs and a brew in hand.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Lola Coastal Mexican

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When: Tuesday, December 24, 3 – 8 p.m.

Where: Lola Coastal Mexican, 1575 Boulder St., Denver

Cost: $40 per person

The Lowdown: Lola Coastal Mexican is hosting a Christmas Eve Dinner. The three-course meal will feature Baja-style paella filled with mussels, clams, chorizo and more. There will also be cookies, horchata and pitchers of sangria available for purchase.

Christmas Eve Seafood Celebration Dinner

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When: Tuesday, December 24, 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: LIBERATI restaurant & brewery, 2403 Champa St., Denver

Cost: $108.80 get tickets here

The Lowdown: LIBERATI restaurant & brewery is also hosting a Christmas Eve Dinner. For $108.80 guests will receive a five-course meal dubbed “trail of taste.” Courses include Tuna Tartare, Pancetta Scallops and more. Guests are encouraged to reserve their table here before purchasing tickets off Eventbrite.

Wednesday, December 25

Very Harry Potter Christmas

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When: Starts Wednesday, December 25 at 6 p.m.

Where: Occidental, 1950 W. 32nd Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Occidental is being turned into a Very Harry Potter Christmas extravaganza this Wednesday. The bar will be turned into a punk-rock Hogwarts with house-themed cocktails. Harry Potter costumes and Christmas sweaters are encouraged.

Orphan’s Christmas Party in the Beer Hall

Photo Courtesy of Bierstadt Lagerhaus on Facebook

When: Wednesday, December 25, 5 – 11 p.m.

Where: Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Bierstadt Lagerhaus is also hosting a Christmas Day party. The Beer Hall will have the usual games, music, movies and food and drinks. There will also be a giant beer pong tournament starting at 8 p.m.

Sixth Annual Christmas Day Party

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When: Wednesday, December 25, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Alpine Dog Brewing is hosting its Sixth Annual Christmas Day Party this Wednesday. The event will feature three beer releases, sugar cookie decorating and live music. You can celebrate Christmas morning and then head to Alpine Dog Brewing for some beers.

Christmas Dinner at Hearth & Dram

Photo by Samantha Farmer

When: Wednesday, December 25, 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: Hearth & Dram, 1801 Wewatta St., Denver

Cost: $49 per person, call 303-623-0979

The Lowdown: Hearth & Dram is hosting a Christmas Dinner. For $49 guests will receive a three-course meal. Dishes include Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Hangar Steak and Pistachio Panna Cotta.

Thursday, December 26

Truffle Cheese Shop Pop-Up and Pairing

Photo Courtesy of Truffle Cheese Shop on Facebook

When: Starts Thursday, December 26 at 4 p.m.

Where: Baere Brewing Company, 320 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Starting this Thursday The Truffle Cheese Shop will be hosting a pop-up at Baere Brewing Company. Small pieces of cheese will be available for pairing in the taproom as well as larger pieces to take home.

Friday, December 27

Spanish Wine Dinner for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Photo Courtesy of Rose and Thorn – LoDo on Facebook

When: Friday, December 27, 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Rose & Thorn – LoDo, 1433 17th St., Ste. 150, Denver

Cost: $120 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Rose & Thorn is hosting a Spanish Wine Dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The meal will consist of five courses expertly paired with five Spanish wines.

St. Petersburg Vol. 1: Limited Release

Photo Courtesy of The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project on Facebook

When: Friday, December 27, 3 – 10 p.m.

Where: The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, 925 W. 8th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project and Next Stop Brew Co. are releasing their St. Petersburg Volume 1 this Friday. The beer is a Russian Imperial Stout aged in a coffee chocolate whiskey barrel for 14 months.

Saturday, December 28

Pumpkin Ravioli and Amaretti Riesling Release

Photo Courtesy of LIBERATI restaurant & brewery on Facebook

When: Saturday, December 28, 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: LIBERATI restaurant & brewery, 2403 Champa St., Denver

Cost: $28.16 – $61.44 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Pumpkin Ravioli returns to LIBERATI restaurant & brewery this Saturday. The fan-favorite dish will be available just for the night while supplies last. There will also be a release of the Amaretti Riesling Strong Ale.

Introductory Wine Class

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When: Saturday, December 28, 1 – 3 p.m.

Where: Bonacquisti Wine, 4640 Pecos St., Denver

Cost: $59 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Bonacquisti Wine is hosting an Introductory Wine Class. For $59 students will receive generous pours of five different wines and charcuterie bites. You can learn about wine at this local winery.

Sunday, December 29

2019’s Last Hazy Sunday

Photo Courtesy of River North Brewery on Facebook

When: Sunday, December 29, 12 – 7 p.m.

Where: River North Brewery, 6021 Washington St., Unit A, Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: This Sunday is the Last Hazy Sunday of 2019 at River North Brewery. The event will feature a handful of hazy brews available in the taproom or to take home in crowlers.

Bingo Brunch

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When: Starts Sunday, December 29 at 12 p.m.

Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St., Ste. 100, Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Bingo Brunch at Denver Milk Market continues this Sunday. You can cure your Saturday hangover with Bloody Marys, Mimosas and breakfast all while playing bingo. Comedian Sam Tallent is hosting so you can imbibe and get a laugh in.

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Mark Your Calendar

Mr. Gatsby’s New Year’s Eve at The Ramble Hotel

When: Tuesday, December 31, 8:20 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St., Denver

Cost: $179 get tickets here

New Year’s Eve 2020 at Avanti

When: Tuesday, December 31, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Avanti F&B, 3200 Pecos St., Denver

Cost: $100 get tickets here

NYE: Beat the Clock

When: Tuesday, December 31, 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St., Ste. 100, Denver

Cost: Free admission