'Miracle' Holiday Bar Pop-Up Returns to Overlook Lodge, with Bonus Sippin’ Santa at Tiki Tiki Bang Bang

Miracle and Sippin' Santa offer two different enchanting, immersive experiences.

click to enlarge The Bad Santa cocktail (mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liquor and Christmas spices) from last year's Miracle pop-up. - PHOTO: HAILEY BOLLINGER
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The Bad Santa cocktail (mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liquor and Christmas spices) from last year's Miracle pop-up.

Miracle, a national nostalgic holiday bar pop-up experience, is returning to transform Pleasant Ridge's Overlook Lodge into a winter wonderland full of themed cocktails and ugly sweaters.

Now in its fifth year at the Overlook — overseen by local Gorilla Cinema Presents, a creative company that traffics in immersive concept bars and enchanting nightlife spots — Miracle promises a 75-minute cocktail experience.

[PHOTOS: A look inside last year's festive-as-heck Miracle pop-up at Overlook Lodge]

Following a similar format to last year's event, this year's Miracle will require tickets. The event will transform the typically The Shining-themed Overlook Lodge into a kitschy Christmas stop starting Friday, Nov. 19. Tickets are now on sale at theoverlooklodge.ticketleap.com, with reservations for parties of 2, 4, 6 and 8 available through Dec. 24. Tickets are $35 per person and include a welcome shot and two cocktails from the holiday-themed menu.

A drink menu isn't available online yet, but last year's themed beverages included the Bad Santa (mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liquor and Christmas spices, served hot); the Christmas Carol Barrel (tequila, coffee liquor, dry Curacao and spiced chocolate); and the Jolly Koala (gin, vermouth, pine-cardamom-sage cordial).

UPDATE: A drink menu is now live at thatshiningbar.com/menu.

As a bonus, Gorilla Cinema Presents is bringing the holiday cheer to another one of their bars: Tiki Tiki Bang Bang in Walnut Hills. For a very "Mele Kalikimaka" spin on the traditional man-in-red, Sippin' Santa will offer a "tropical holiday pop-up getaway."

No tickets or RSVPs are required for the Sippin' Santa event, which is also a national concept from the group behind Miracle. Sippin' Santa debuted in New York in 2015 — with the premise of imagining "Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine" — and is now a franchise event at bars across the country, including Tiki Tiki Bang Bang this year.

For more info, visit Overlook Lodge at thatshiningbar.com and Tiki Tiki Bang Bang at facebook.com/tikitikibangbang.


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