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9 Holiday Pop-Ups Across the Carolinas

Find festive bars with themed drinks and tons of twinkling lights

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

‘Tis the season to get drunk under twinkling lights and makeout with someone in a Santa hat — but where can you find the right bar to do that in your town? Check out our guide to all the latest holiday pop-ups across North and South Carolina. Did we miss one? Email us at

Asheville, North Carolina

West Asheville neighborhood lounge the Golden Pineapple (503 Haywood Road) will host holiday takeover Miracle, starting November 25. Expect whimsical drink specials and “the nostalgic energy of the best office party ever.”

Charleston, South Carolina

Cozy restaurant Harold’s Cabin (247 Congress Street) is going all out for the holidays with Christmas-inspired food and beverage items, like eggnog and mulled wine, a festival of pies in December, and a private igloo on the roof.

Tropical bar Bonny’s Hideaway (549 King Street) gets a visit from Sippin’ Santa and will introduce Christmas-themed tiki drinks on November 21. Look for festive menus, kitschy mugs, and fun decorations.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Christmas-themed tiki takeover Sippin’ Santa lands at the Royal Tot (933 Louise Avenue) with drinks like the Holiday on Ice with vodka, cold brew, and chile liqueur.

Dark speakeasy Backstage Lounge (2433 South Boulevard) will host the Miracle pop-up for “themed cocktails and the ultimate holiday experience” starting November 23.

Optimist Hall cocktail bar Billy Sunday (1115 North Brevard Street) will transform into Tinseltown on December 1. Look for crazy decorations and events all month long, including Santa and cocktail classes.

Greenville, South Carolina

Craft brewery Southernside (25 Delano Drive) gets festive in Greenville with the Miracle pop-up starting November 21.

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Comfort food spot Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails (735 Coleman Boulevard) says “this season is about to knock your holiday socks off” when its Miracle takeover starts on November 21.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Hip cocktail bar Haymaker (555 Fayetteville Road) is set to host Miracle again this year. In 2021, drink specials included the Christmapolitan and the Bad Santa.