Sip on boozy winter cocktails at this Christmas-themed pop-up bar in Toronto

It’s time to dust off those ugly Christmas sweaters and put on your dancing shoes, because Toronto’s popular Christmas pop-up bar has announced their return this year!

Created by the team behind Civil Liberties, Miracle will transform Third Place (875 Bloor St W.) with its iconic, whimsical holiday decor and festive cocktails.

“We’re thrilled to welcome guests back to Miracle this holiday season and to provide a feel-good space that is sure to get Torontonians into the Christmas spirit!” said Nick Kennedy, owner of Civil Liberties. “With our over-the-top decor and playful menu, Miracle is the perfect place for people to gather with friends over delicious cocktails and bites as they celebrate the holidays.”

The space will be decked out from top to bottom in everything Christmas — from tinsel and twinkle lights to gift wrapping, candy canes, Santas, Christmas trees and more — Miracle is the go-to destination for Torontonians in search of the ultimate holiday photo opp.

Continuing its mission to give back, Miracle will donate $1 from every drink sold to Nellie’s — an organization offering shelter, education and advocacy for women and children in the GTA. Miracle Toronto has already contributed over $130k to Nellie’s, and the giving spirit continues.

On the menu is a diverse array of festive-themed cocktails, including Jingle Balls Nog, Christmapolitan, Snowball Old Fashioned and Hot Buttered Rum. Making its debut on the cocktail menu this year is the Marshmallows & Unicorns — a delicious concoction featuring gin, vanilla liqueur, velvet falernum, cherry liqueur, cardamom, black pepper, marshmallow, lemon, egg whites, tiki bitters and soda.

Guests can also indulge in classic bevies such as mulled wine or spirit-free beverages, including hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Miracle goes the extra mile by offering gooey cookies from Courage Cookies and soft pretzels from Mr. Pretzels, available with salt or cinnamon sugar.

The concept of Miracle was born in 2014 in NYC when owner Greg Boehm decided to transform his unfinished bar into a pop-up cocktail joint serving carnival-themed drinks amid over-the-top Christmas decorations, and the outcome has been a hit ever since it marked its foray in the Toronto holiday scene.

Miracle Toronto will run from November 17 to December 30. The pop-up is open seven days a week.

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