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South Florida top drinking events: Santacon, ugly Christmas sweaters and 'Star Wars' cocktails

11th annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival (a lineup of chef-driven dinners at posh hotels and cocktail parties), 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, through 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17; $85-$185 per event via PBFoodWineFest.com; 877-503-9463 or Facebook event page

Science on Tap (topic: beer and “Everything, Everywhere, Connected: The Internet of Things”), 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Due South Brewing Company, 2900 High Ridge Road No. 3, Boynton Beach; free; 561-370- 7740 or SFScienceCenter.org/Science-on-Tap and Facebook event page

Funky Buddha Ugly Xmas Party (a Christmas-themed tap takeover and cash costume contest), 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Tap 42 Boca Raton, 5050 Town Center Circle; free; 561-235-5819 or Tap42.com and Facebook event page

Bad Santa Bus Loop (a benefit bar crawl by trolley that benefits five nonprofits), 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Tarpon Bend, 200 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $30 via Blacktie.Southflorida.com, $35 at the door; 954-574-6000 or BusLoop.org and Facebook event page

Maple Madness Bottle Release (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with maple syrup and Switchbox Coffee), 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Flagler Village Brewery at the Brass Tap, 551 N. Federal Highway, No. 600, Fort Lauderdale; $25, available in bottles at 7 p.m.; 754-200-8648 or FlaglerVillageBrewery.com and Facebook event page

Fourth Anniversary Block Party (SaltWater Brewery’s annual birthday bash with live music, seven special-release brews and food trucks), noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at SaltWater Brewery, 1701 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; $6 cover, then $5 per beer ticket; 561-865-5373 or SaltwaterBrewery.com and Facebook event page

I’m Dreaming of a Steampunk Christmas (includes a pig roast, steampunk-themed vendors and cider specials), 2-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, 1023 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach; free; 561-568-7242 or AccompliceBrewery.com and Facebook event page

Santacon Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach (a boozy, roving bar crawl with naughty Santas, elves and drink specials), 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at B Square Burgers and Booze, 1021 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Boston’s on the Beach, 40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 954-999-5216 and 561-278-3364 and Facebook event pages

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party (wear your favorite sartorial disaster for cash and prizes), 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at LauderAle, 3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; free; 954-653-9711 or LauderAle.co and Facebook event page

Sithmas 2017 (a “Star Wars”-themed dance party, photo booths, DJs and drink specials), 11 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Stache bar, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; free; 954-449-1044 or StacheFTL.com and Facebook event page

“Star Wars” cocktails (drinks: “Did it for the Wookie,” “Yoda Soda” and “Vader Aide”), all day through Sunday, Dec. 17, at KINGS Dining and Entertainment, 3450 NW 83rd Ave., No 152, Doral; free; 844-494-9400 or Kings-De.com/Miami-Doral

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