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    Believe in the magic of Miracle on 5th Street! The sensational Christmas themed pop-up bar has returned to The Eleanor. Guests can enjoy more of Miracle this year with extended hours as the pop-up will open at 2 p.m. daily, and at 12 p.m. from Thursday, December 19 through Christmas Day. In addition to decked out halls and even more over-the-top winter wonder, this year brings the miraculous addition of a worldwide “Ugly Sweater” party at participating Miracle outposts on Monday, December 2nd. All Miracle on 5th Street guests brave enough to don their tackiest, ugliest holiday sweater receive a shot of complimentary Christmas cheer upon arrival. On Monday, December 9th, Austinites can sing out their holiday spirit during a special evening of Christmas Karaoke. The 2019 cocktail menu from Mace’s co-owner, Nico De Soto, and Miracle manager, Joann Spiegel, features celebrated classics as well as exciting new frosted features such as the SanTaRex cocktail and a new Mistletoe shot. The pop-up will also feature a small chalkboard menu of Christmas-inspired cocktails and shots created in-house by The Eleanor’s talented team. The full cocktail menu is available at the main downstairs bar and the mezzanine bar. Last year’s addition of The Shot Ski Lodge returns for 2019 as well to serve up Snowball Old Fashioneds, Miracle Shots, beer and wine, single-spirit mixed drinks, and full-sized Shot Skis.

      Indulge in a hot-chocolate bar, decorate sugar cookies and create a one-of-a-kind ornament for your tree. Then, let the kiddos prance off some holiday wiggles in the indoor bouncy houses.

      PLUS, get a professional photo with the real Santa for your mantel! This photo-op will be FREE of charge and STRESS FREE because we’ll not only text you when it’s time to take your photo with Santa, but we’ll also email the digital photo to you! No 2-hour lines, just fun!

      Best of all, we’ll have our elves stationed every step of the way to help you have an enjoyable kickoff to the most wonderful time of the year!

        The year-round Christmas bar brings the holiday spirit to Halloween with their annual Zombie Christmas party. There will be a costume contest at 10pm with prizes. Lala’s will be partnering with Celis Brewery and Karbach Brewery as well as offering $5 Tully and $5 El Jimador specials all night.

        Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa! No matter what you’re celebrating this December, I hope you’re surrounded by family and friends.

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        All of my posts involving Christmas lights have been popular this year, so I thought I would take one more chance to encourage you to head out and see some of the extravagantly decorated houses in Austin. Each year my family used to drive around on Christmas Eve and check out all the Christmas lights. They’re always so festive!

        If today is just another day for you and you’re looking to get out of the house, here are some local places that will have their doors open on the holiday: Little Woodrows (6 p.m.-2 a.m.) and Snack Bar.

        Happy Holidays.

        Here is a list of places to get you started, http://365thingsaustin.com/2012/12/09/4-places-to-see-austins-christmas-lights/. Aside from what is listed here, Mozart’s display is phenomenal, I also have pretty good luck driving along Moutn Bonnell.