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Wassail Days take over Frisco this month
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Eater Denver’s events roundup provides a curated weekly rundown of the area’s most interesting and engaging local dining and drinking festivals, classes, workshops, dinners, and more.

Every week, Eater Denver editors weed through tips, emails, and listings to bring readers the most essential food-related happenings — each and every event listed is a personal recommendation from an Eater editor that has been selected because of its intriguing menu, above-the-bar cuisine or drink, or the involvement of an exceptional chef or restaurant.

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Fetch Holiday Market

When: Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1

Where: Denver Sports Castle

What: The popular holiday market returns to the Sports Castle for the holiday season. Attendees will be able to partake in festive holiday drinks while shopping for gifts made by local artists.

Additional Information: Details online.

Wassail Days

When: Saturday, November 30 through Sunday, December 8

Where: Throughout Frisco

What: The mountain town of Frisco’s winter season kicks off with a community-wide celebration of wassail, a hot spiced cider. Tourists and locals are encouraged to try wassails from twelve businesses, completing a “12 Sips of Wassail” card that guests can turn in to the city for a commemorative mug. Other highlights include a soup competition and a tree lighting.

Additional Information: Details are on the event page.

Caviar Dinner

When: Sunday, December 1

Where: Uchi

What: The team at this nontraditional Japanese restaurant in Five Points will utilize Struia Frech sturgeon caviar in the dishes it serves up throughout this multi-course dinner. All of the family-style courses will be paired with champagne.

Additional Information: Seats are $125 per person. Details are on the event page.

Pappy Van Winkle Repeal Dinner

When: Wednesday, December 4

Where: Hearth & Dram

What: The restaurant will mark Repeal Day, which celebrates the end of prohibition and falls on December 5, with a four-course dinner. A cocktail hour will kick off the event while each of the courses, including dessert will be paired with a Rip Van Winkle bourbon. Dishes include a char siu pork belly, smoked duck and foie gras sausage, and a dry-aged New York Strip. Roaring ‘20s costumes are encouraged.

Additional Information: Seats are limited. Call the restaurant to reserve.

Truffle Season Dinner

When: Thursday, December 5 through Saturday, December 7

Where: OAK at Fourteenth

What: For two days in December, the restaurant adds a truffle menu to its dinner service. The menu will feature both black and white varieties of the vaunted fungus.

Additional Information: Pricing ranges from $12 to $42. Call the restaurant to reserve.

Sixth Anniversary Bottle Release

When: Saturday, December 7

Where: Station 26

What: In honor of its sixth birthday, the brewery is releasing two variations of a Belgian tripel. Guests can also keep their Station 26 glass for $10.

Additional Information: Each bottles are $18. Details on the event page.

Final Santa Pub Crawl

When: Saturday, December 7

Where: Denver, starting at Blake St Tavern

What: Now in its last year, the Santa Claus-themed bar crawl takes over downtown for one last hurrah. Participants are highly encouraged to don festive outfits.

Additional Information: Tickets are still available for $49. Details on the event page.

LCD Brunchsystem

When: Sunday, December 8

Where: Ophelia’s

What: LCD Soundsystem fans will enjoy this musical brunch at Ophelia’s. Reservations are highly recommended.

Additional Information: Call to reserve. Details on the event page.

Castilla y León Wine Dinner

When: Monday, December 9

Where: Barcelona Wine Bar

What: The paired dinner explores the flavors of northwestern Spain, highlighting trout and roasted lamb.

Additional Information: Tickets start at $45.

Cider and Cheese Pairing

When: Saturday, December 14

Where: Stem Ciders

What: The Truffle Cheese Shop stops by Stem Ciders for a four-course cider and cheese tasting.

Additional Information: Details to be announced on the event page.

Tamale Making Workshop

When: Saturday, December 14

Where: Museo De Las Americas

What: Silvia Hernandez from La Catrina Grill will teach participants the art of making pork tamales.

Additional Information: Tickets can be purchased online for $23.

Denver Beer Festivus

When: Saturday, December 14

Where: Major Studios

What: This year’s Seinfeld-inspired, non-denominational seasonal beer festival includes an array of breweries from across the city.

Additional Information: VIP tickets include early entry and start at $60; general admission tickets are $45. Details on the event page.

Hotel Teatro

1100 14th St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 228-1100 Visit Website

The Brown Palace Hotel

321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202 303-297-3111

Uncle

95 South Pennsylvania Street, , CO 80209 (720) 638-1859 Visit Website

Goldspot Brewing Company

4970 Lowell Boulevard, , CO 80221 (303) 955-5657 Visit Website

Basta

3601 Arapahoe Avenue, , CO 80303 (303) 997-8775 Visit Website

Zeppelin Station

3501 Wazee Street, , CO 80216 Visit Website

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