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It’s the week of frenzied holiday markets, too much eggnog, and embarrassing office parties! In fact, I remember that time I got sick in front of all my co-workers in a mesh garbage can no less, passed out, then was promptly carted off on a utility dolly. I was only there for another year.

This week garners you lots of opportunities to show your friends how many mistakes you can make in a night, so hop to it!

Wednesday: The Diner is celebrating 13 years with a Holiday Ice Cream Social December 18 from 5-9 pm, featuring ice cream from Nicecream Factory, kid-friendly crafts, a build-your-own-hot-chocolate bar, boozy winter beverages for the grown ups, and more.

Saturday: Fans of HBO’s Treme should head to Bayou Bakery in Arlington, for a special “eat and greet” with Lolis Eric Elie, award-winning writer and story editor for the New Orleans based HBO series. He’ll be signing his new cookbook TREME: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans from [5:30]-7:30 pm while you enjoy food and drink specials.

Yelp is organizing their first ever Yelp Holiday market that will complete your gift-giving for everyone in your life. Top-rated retailers, local artisans, crafty chics and style mavens will set up pop-up shops to sell their swanky wares.

Join 1,000′s of brightly clad bar crawlers at the DC Santa Crawl from 1-10 pm as they amble from stop to stop on a jolly winter excursion!

Sunday: The Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center is hosting its 17th annual Holiday Brunch with Santa. Enjoy live jazz, breathtaking views, visits with Old St. Nick plus a holiday brunch buffet. The kids table will feature favorites such as macaroni and cheese, chicken fingers and fries while you get a complimentary mimosa or sparkling wine. Seatings begin at 10 am. $45 adults; $20 children ages 4-11. Reservations required.

Tuesday: On December 17 from [6:30]-8:00 pm, wine shop DCanter in Capitol Hill hosts Beer Festivus! This class will feature holiday craft beers with flavors that are sure to please. Learn about the history and traditions of holiday beers, taste six holiday craft beers and artisinal cheeses.  This is a seated wine tasting class. Space is limited.

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