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Knock out all your holiday shopping in one place Saturday. This annual, free party features more than 150 local businesses ready to fill your Penrose on Mass tote bag (snag one when you check in). Enjoy music and dance entertainment, snack on local food and drinks, and make a difference when you bring donations for the Salvation Army and library.
Twelve is the magic number Saturday when 12 local chefs partner with 12 local breweries to create food/beer pairings. A bonus 13th offering matches Ash & Elm Cider with Poke Guru! DJ Rusty Redenbacher spins a solid soundtrack for sampling, and if you fall in love with one of the tasty beverages, buy a full pint at Tomlinson Tap Room. You must be 21 and tickets start at $35.
Is Buddy the Elf your spirit animal? If you think candy and cookies are food groups, love holiday tunes, and dream of participating in a race while wearing a Santa hat and beard, you can’t miss Sunday’s Santa Hustle at American Legion Mall. Even the kids can grab some holiday spirit in the one-mile Rudolph Run. Register for $10 and up or you’ll be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins!
You’ll be “wrapped up” in the holiday spirit Friday at this free holiday market featuring work from over 100 artists in the Stutz Business and Arts Center. See everything from tattoos to jewelry, fine art, sculpture, home decor, and more. All four floors of the building will be hopping with open studios, entertainment, food, drinks, and beautiful, vintage cars.
Jump and jive Friday night as the ISM becomes a USO dance complete with swing dancing (Naptown Stomp will give lessons), Rosie the Riveter, period cocktails like the Gin Rickey and Cuba Libre, donuts, appetizers, and more. Guys and dolls can dress the part to compete for prizes in the costume contest. Tickets are $25 and up and include a drink. Must be 21 or older.