Hot glogg and chilled ice cider are ready to be swigged at Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits' annual winter tasting event. Visitors can sample all sorts of libations, from vino to cocktails; nosh on meat pies made by Pie Empire; and snap up gift boxes that include local chocolates and hand-pulled candy canes.
Vermont Ice Wine & Cocktail Open House: Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Boyden Valley Winery& Spirits, Cambridge. Free. Info, 644-8451, boydenvalley.com.
Destroy Apathy Holiday Market: Shoppers can choose gifts from area vendors such as Happy Fantastic, Luscious Lumberjack and Common Deer, then swing into the dining room for, say, a 400 Burger, Korean pork tacos or a choco taco. Wednesday, December 13, 5-9 p.m., ArtsRiot, Burlington. Free. Info, 540-0406, artsriot.com.
Drink-In Movie: Elf: Visitors are invited to sip selections from Stonecutter Spirits' brand-new cocktail menu while watching the modern Christmas classic, Elf, in which Will Ferrell plays a regular boy who was raised by elves at the North Pole. Haymaker Bun provides snacks. Friday, December 15, 6-9 p.m., Stonecutter Spirits, Middlebury. Cost of drinks. Info, 388-3000, stonecutterspirits.com.
Spirits of the Season: Live music and beer abound at this holiday event, at which attendees can try before they buy. Bevvies from the likes of 14th Star Brewing, von Trapp Brewing, Citizen Cider, as well as higher-octane options from area distillers, help make the evening merry. Saturday, December 16, 4-7 p.m., Stratton Mountain Resort. $25-30. Info, 800-787-2886, stratton.com.