The halls have been decked at bars and restaurants across the Bay Area, which means it’s time to put on your ugliest sweater and raise a glass of spiked eggnog with a group of friends. There’s no shortage of places to order a holiday-themed cocktail this time of year, as the ever-popular annual pop-ups Miracle and Sippin’ Santa continue to take over a handful of venues around the region — but there are some homegrown favorites worth checking out too, including the Fairmont’s two-story gingerbread house (it’s so big you can dine inside it) and a Parkside bar that’s spewing fake snow. Whether you’re a Grinch, an elf, or a cotton-headed ninny muggins, here are 16 places to get in the holiday spirit in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.
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