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Pop Ups and Holiday Markets Galore This Weekend December 4 through 6

Shopping and drinking do mix, but fill your belly first.

Go on a glogg tour at the American Swedish Institue
Go on a glogg tour at the American Swedish Institue
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Thursday, December 3

Modern Market in North Loop

Modern Market, hosted by Modern Midwest, will feature local purveyors like Lunalux letterpress goods, Lanona Shoes, Isadore Nut Company and more. Tickets include live music, nibbles from Be'Wiched Deli and libations from 612Brew and St. Croix Vineyard. The market will take place on four floors of event space in an award winning building in the heart of North Loop.

Friday, December 4

Filipino pop up

LolaRosa, a pop up focusing on Filipino fusion food, will take up residence at Cook St. Paul for one evening. LolaRosa's, run by four cousins, is named after the family’s matriarch Generosa. Offerings will include traditional, family style Filipo favorites and drinks by Cook owner Eddy Wu. Check out the full menu here!

Toast the season at Fika. Photo courtesy Fika Facebook page

Toast the season at Fika. Photo courtesy Fika Facebook page

Holiday Glögg Tour

The historic Turnblad Mansion is all decked out for the holidays, highlighting the myths, legends and fairytales of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Russia. American Swedish Institute’s 2015 Christmas season launches with an exclusive tour that will include samplings of glögg- a warm, spiced Swedish holiday drink- as well as appetizers by FIKA.

Saturday, December 5

Sweet 16 Herkimer

Herkimer Pub & Brewery celebrates their anniversary with a Sweet 16 party that will include small-batch beers for $4, Tang Shots, and El Puerco sandwiches at their 1999 price. DJ oddREdealer will be in the house with glow sticks and candy, ‘cause that is how you do Sweet 16.

Ice cream, meet your new best friend, booze. Photo courtesy Sweet Science Facebook page

Ice cream, meet your new best friend, booze. Photo courtesy Sweet Science Facebook page

Sweet Science

Who says ice cream is for the summer time? Stop by 11 Wells Spirits for free tastings of Sweet Science’s December cocktail flavors, White Russian and Old Fashioned, featuring 11 Wells products, along with 15 other flavors. 11 Wells sampling will also be available. Win for the kids, win for the grown ups.

Inside the cocktail room at Tattersall. Photo by Joy Summers

Inside the cocktail room at Tattersall. Photo by Joy Summers

Cocktails and shopping, yes please

The 8th annual Crafts and Cocktails Holiday Market will take place at Tattersall Distilling this year, because nothing aids in those tough shopping decisions like a fizzy cocktail. Artists line up includes leatherworks, jewelry, pottery and much more. Shop responsibly.

Sunday, December 6

Pork and Pickle brunch

Lyn65 will host Pork & Pickle pop up brunch by Geoff Hausmann of Travail, with five innovative courses and even a take-home treat. A cash bar will be open for breakfast cocktails and the coffee will be flowing freely.

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