The best Christmas and New Year's Eve drinking events in South Florida

West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault grand opening (a West Palm Beach brewery, wine cellar and pizza kitchen), 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at 332 Evernia St.; free; 561-514-0900, or WestPalmBeer.com and Facebook page

MASS Holiday Mixer (a festive Flagler Village gathering with light bites and guest speakers), 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Invasive Species Brewing, 726 NE Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; free via Eventbrite.com; 754-666-2687 or InvasiveSpeciesBrewing.BigCartel.com and Facebook event page

Candy Cane release (a peppermint- and vanilla-flavored cider), 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Broski Ciderworks, 1465 SW 6th Court, Pompano Beach; free; 954-657-8947 or BroskiCiderworks.com and Facebook event page

The Hangover Before Christmas (a party featuring Christmas-themed beer releases), noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at 26 Degree Brewing Company, 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach; free; 954-532-6964 or 26Brewing.com and Facebook event page

Ugly Sweater Party 2017 (celebrate 75-degree sweater weather with DJs, contests and a photo booth), 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at Funky Buddha Brewery, 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park; free; 954-440-0046 or FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com and Facebook event page

Funky X-Mas Party (another party with DJs, gift giveaways and Funky Buddha beer), 7 p.m.- 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at Laser Wolf, 901 Progresso Drive, Ste Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale; free; 954-667-9373 or LaserWolf.bar and Facebook event page

Chrismukkah Chinese Food Take-out Pop-up (dinner and cocktail gathering marking a made-up holiday), 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25, at Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach; 305-531-2727 or FreehandHotels.com and Facebook event page

Khoffner Second Anniversary (a brewery birthday bash with live music, food trucks and raffles), 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, Dec. 29, at Khoffner Brewery, 1110 NE Eighth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; free; 954-614-2746 or Khoffner.us and Facebook event page

New Year’s Eve Alley Party (includes DJs, art installations and food trucks), 5 p.m.-4 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at Cash Only, 15 W. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; $29.99-$49.99 via Eventbrite.com; 954-299-3295 or CashOnlyBar.com and Facebook event page

Wasteland New Year’s (a post-apocalyptic-themed New Year’s Eve block party with arcade games), 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at Glitch Bar, 905 NE Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; free; 954-616-5762 or GlitchBar.com and Facebook event page

One Night Stand: NYE 2018 (a “Great Gatsby”-inspired New Year’s Eve bash), 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at the Apothecary 330, 330 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-616-8028 or Apothecary330.com and Facebook event page

Holiday Hangover (a post-holiday mixer, raffle and fundraiser), 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $40 via Tinyurl.com/Hangover18, which benefits Stranahan House; 954-524-4736 or StranahanHouse.org and Facebook event page

Anything Gose Sour Beer Festival (an annual salute to sours with 32 beers and guest breweries), 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Jan. 12, at Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company, 3200 NW 23rd Ave., Pompano Beach; $35 via Eventbrite.com; 954-978-3113 or BanginBanjoBrewing.com and Facebook event page

Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival (an annual celebration of Funky Buddha’s breakfast in a glass, with dozens of rare beers), 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Funky Buddha Brewery, 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park; $56.65–$242.05 via Eventbrite.com; 954-440-0046 or FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com and Facebook event page

Christmas-themed bars

Christmas on 10th St., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-4 a.m. Friday and Saturday through Jan. 9 at Fado Irish Pub, 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; free; 786-924-0972; ChristmasOn10th.com.

Miracle, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. daily through Sunday, Dec. 31, at Death or Glory, 116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; free; 561-808-8814, or DeathorGloryBar.com.

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