Now is the time to get further into the holiday spirit with spiked alcohol and PuppyCon, while also avoiding the holiday madness with Krampusfest. However, high quality grilled cheese will help you avoid the above all together.
This is probably the only non-holiday event in the last month. Time Out is hosting the Grilled Cheese Meltdown, taking place at City Winery this Saturday. For just $35, you’ll get a grilled cheese tasting from multiple vendors, plus three beers and a glass of wine. Photos of your cheesy goodness are encouraged, while a DJ will be spinning throughout the afternoon.
Who doesn’t love sipping on the city’s best hot cocktails, seasonal beers, mulled wines, and warm ciders while shopping for festive holiday gear? It’s taking place at the Factory in Long Island City on both Saturday and Sunday. With $39 you will get three hours of unlimited beverages with music, a photo booth, and access to the holiday bazaar. If you just want to shop till your drop, minus the alcohol-induced spending, the event is free.
The only “Con” you should be attending this year involves adorable Santa puppies galore. This Saturday, the Turnstyle shopping strip at Columbus Circle will transform in a puppy-utopia, for free. Come bring your pup for activities, games, and pics with good old Santa himself (both the human version and hopefully dog version). If you don’t have a pup, attend and admire the cuteness while asking Santa for one.
Home Alone is always a must-see movie of each holiday season (obviously 1 & 2, NEVER 3, you filthy animals). Videology Bar and Cinema in Brooklyn is hosting both films this weekend at midnight,for only $8 a piece for your viewing pleasure. Sit back and enjoy while simultaneously wondering how Mr. McCallister could afford that house and a trip to Paris for 20 people.
Get into the anti-Christmas spirit with Krampusfest, taking place at Catland in Bushwick. It’s a $15 entry and you’ll drink some hexed cider and cocktails while attempting photos on Krampus’ lap. Live music and a fire performance will make you wish good ol’ Krampus came down your chimney year after year.