Ugly Sweaters, Holiday Cocktails, Tea and a Farm Tour: Four Tasty Events This Weekend

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

This weekend you can finally break out that ugly holiday sweater for a quartet of tasty events, including a holiday tea and a class on holiday spirits, as well as a market at Broken Shovels farm. Keep reading for the delicious details.

See also: Block & Larder Is Roasting and Broasting on Tennyson Street

Friday, December 19

ViewHouse Centennial is throwing an Ugly Sweater Party, hosted by Breckenridge Brewery, starting at 9 p.m. tonight. Festivities will include Mix & Mingle Bingo, Awkward Family Photos, Ugly Sweater Contests and a Never Summer Snowboard Giveaway. If you're feeling lucky, you might score Breckenridge ski trip tickets, including a two-night stay at Crystal Peak Lodge, a ski-rental package, and dinner and a tour at the Breckenridge Brew Pub

Saturday, December 20

Guided by professional chefs at Stir Cooking School, the Holiday Cocktails at Home class will teach you how to create delicious holiday-themed drinks in the comfort of your own home. The menu includes Holidays in Manhattan, Ramos Gin Fizz, Hot Buttered Rum, Pomegranate Christmas Punch and Eggnog Martini. Tuition is $60; click here for more information or to register for the class.

Sunday, December 21

The Molly Brown House Museum is holding its last Holiday Tea of the year today from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets include tea, treats and a museum tour. For tickets and more information, visit mollybrown.org.

TheHoliday Open Farm and Market at Broken Shovels Farm will run from 1 to 3 p.m. today, showcasing the farm's growing menagerie of animals, from holiday-clad goats to pigs, turkeys, chickens and more. But the food for sale is going to be magnificent, beginning with the farm's own handcrafted cheeses and yogurts, and moving on to goat-cheese truffles from Skål Farm, vegan desserts by Pardon My French Pastries and homemade jams by RedCamper. Broken Shovels will also be throwing its signature grilled cheese and jam sandwiches on the grill to keep cold fingers and bellies warm.

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 cafe@westword.com.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.