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Cookies for Santa and other holiday treats this week

It's not to late to get cookies for Santa. Romano's Macaroni Grill will be giving out free chocolate chip cookies, made in-house, to kids today and tomorrow that they can save for Santa. "Putting out cookies on Christmas Eve is a fun, family holiday tradition, and the Cookies for Santa giveaway is a simple way to provide our guests with some extra holiday cheer," explains Kristen Temple, Macaroni Grill's vice president of marketing. All Colorado Macaroni Grill restaurants will be participating in the cookie giveaway, and also handing out a $10 gift card with the purchase of a Macaroni Grill gift card worth $25 or more.

See also: Five worst Xmas foods -- knock off the eggnog!

This is the last day to take advantage of an end-of-the-year deal at Pizza Fusion Denver. When you dine at Pizza Fusion and spend $10 or more, you'll get a $5 gift card.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 Parallel Seventeen will offer a four-course Christmas Eve tasting menu, with such unique holiday treats as saffron-braised beef cheeks and fig tart tatin. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $55 per person, plus $20 for wine pairings; for reservations, call the restaurant at 303-399-0988.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 Celebrate Christmas at Elway's Downtown from noon to 8 p.m. today, when it will offer a $75 ($35 for children twelve and under), pre-fixe, four-course meal in addition to its regular dinner menu, complete with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and free valet parking. To see the menu, visit the Elway's website; for reservations, call 303-312-3107.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 Keep the celebration alive with a murder mystery. Adams Mystery Playhouse is hosting Holidays 'R' Murder -- an interactive crime-solving show that features the kooky antics of the Cringle family during their annual holiday party. The Bella Basil catering company is loading the buffet for audiences, and the coffin bar will be open (cash only). Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and guests are encouraged to come with ugly holiday sweaters. Tickets run $42 to $46 per person; make reservations online.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to [email protected].

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Loren Lorenzo
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