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Christmas music has been on the radio for weeks now, but you still have plenty of time to grab a Yule log nog or naughty and nice shots at Charleston’s two pop-up holiday cocktail bars.

This year’s newcomer is Sippin’ Santa, inside the refreshed space at 549 King St., recently acquired by the folks at Prohibition next door. A spinoff of the holiday standard Miracle franchise of holiday pop-ups, Sippin’ Santa offers tiki drink favorites with holiday twists.

With Miracle, which returns this year at Handcraft in Mount Pleasant, the bars are serving up holiday cheer through the end of the year.

“We’re certainly excited to launch a new concept on King Street and help grow a positive, quality-focused brand that meets the needs of our community,” said Prohibition owner James Walsh in a press release earlier this month.

Sippin’ Santa’s cocktails are served in specialty festive glasses to get guests in the holiday spirit.

Sippin’ Santa is open daily, 11 a.m. until “late night,” with first-come, first-serve seating. Food will be served until 11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Opportunities to reserve the space for large parties or events are also available.

For more information, head to Sippin’ Santa’s website or give a follow on Instagram.

Over the river and through Mount Pleasant, Miracle is at Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails for its annual Christmas-themed pop-up.

Again this year, Handcraft has been transformed into a holiday wonderland, with special holiday cocktails including favorites like Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!, Jingle Balls Nog, and Nice and Naughty Shots — as well as new drinks like the Elfing Around cocktail and updated recipes for the Jolly Koala, On Dasher, and SanTaRex.

Custom glassware from Miracle can be purchased at Handcraft and at the end of the year, 10% of retail sales from the Santa Head, Santa Pants and Christmas Carol Barrel mugs will be donated to the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good campaign.

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