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Cocktails and shopping to come together at holiday market

The Factory

The Factory

Nov. 28, 2016 Staff Report

’Tis the season to cozy up and sample various boozy holiday beverages.

If you are looking to do your holiday shopping with a buzz, look no further than the Spiked Mug Fest on December 17 and 18, offering visitors unlimited tasting of warm cocktails and winter beers alongside a holiday bazaar selling crafts and local goods.

The event, hosted by LIC Flea and Food, will run from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Factory at 30-30 47th Avenue, and in addition to the booze and shopping will have global street food, live music and a photo booth for all-day entertainment.

Visitors to the festival will have access to three hours of unlimited tastings, with tickets starting at $39, and running up to $74 for a VIP ticket, which allows visitors in to the event half an hour early and comes with gifts.

The Holiday Bazaar is free and open to the public all day, for customers looking to shop sans alcohol.

A full list of vendors has not yet been released.

To purchase tickets and stay up to date on the event, visit

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It reads as if you have to either pay $39+ to drink or pay nothing and only get to browse the gifts. Why not have it like most markets where you can buy one or two drinks of choice if you want. It’s a bit discouraging especially when if you work a weekend like I do you won’t get there until 7 thus making the 3hr drinking pointless


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