December Events at Summerhill Spread Holiday Cheer

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and Summerhill has many things planned during December that bring the neighborhood together in a special way. From Halfway Crooks’ Boevenmarkt to Wood’s Chapel Winterfest, Summerhill captures what the holidays are all about: community.

  • Halfway Crooks invites guests to its Boevenmarkt every Friday through Sunday until Dec. 23. The Boevenmarkt is a holiday market featuring over 50 unique local artists, and shoppers also can enjoy food and various drinks such as beer and hot chocolate. There will be live music on Dec. 9 and 17 as well as movies on Friday evenings. A kid-focused day on Dec. 10 boasts cookie and ornament workshops along with a children’s holiday jam. The Boevenmarkt will take place in the Biergarten.

  • Junior’s Pizza’s pizza of the month for December is “Big Trouble in Little China” and is available in regular, vegetarian or vegan. This year’s special gives guests the option of sweet Thai chili or orange chicken instead of sesame chicken. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 13, the pizzeria will host Drag Bingo twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Drag Bingo runs 7- 9 p.m., is free to play and kid-friendly.

  • Little Bear is celebrating the season with two events. Sunday, Dec. 24 marks the return of Little Bear’s Jewish Chinese Christmas Eve. The event starts at 5 p.m. and features a four-course prix fixe menu and a holiday booze pack that includes a cocktail, two wine glasses and a nightcap. Tickets can be purchased online. On Sunday, Dec. 31, the restaurant hosts its Fancy Ass Baller Welcome to 2024 NYE Prix Fixe Bonanza. The event starts at 6 p.m. and includes a four-course prix fixe menu and holiday booze pack. Tickets can be purchased online.

  • Little Tart is now offering cookie boxes just in time for the holidays. These are available for pick-up and shipping leading up to Christmas. Cookie boxes can be pre-ordered online.

  • Press Shop has a full schedule of events in December.

    • Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8-10 p.m. – 2nd annual Champagne + Oysters with shucked oysters and a lineup of incredible Champagnes and sparkling

    • Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 7-9 p.m. – Book Club with “So Late in the Day” by Claire Keegan

    • Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. – Glad & Young studio pop-up with customizable leather goods, custom calligraphy and free bubbles

    • Dec. 13-15 – Gift Wrapping

    • Story time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

    • Golden Hour Tastings every Friday from 6-7 p.m. and Saturday from 4-7 p.m.

  • Wood’s Chapel BBQ’s courtyard will be decked out in holiday décor for Winterfest. The grand event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 6- 8 p.m. and will highlight an array of entertainment from the Maynard Jackson High School Choir and Glee Club to the Neighborhood Ballet. There also will be a gingerbread house decorating contest, an ugly sweater contest, a tree lighting ceremony and giveaways. The gingerbread house decorating contest entry fee is $20, and the entry form is online. The restaurant also is offering Christmas catering including whole smoked turkeys, maple-glazed ham, sides, desserts and more. Orders must be placed online by Dec. 15 for pickup on Saturday, Dec. 23. Wood’s Chapel BBQ gift cards are perfect for even the pickiest on Santa’s list. All $100 gift cards purchased by Jan. 1, 2024 receive a $20 bonus.

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