Who doesn’t love a Christmas night-out? If your calendar isn’t already jam-packed with festive goodness, we’ve got some events for you.
NEW RESTAURANTS ALERT
One of the island’s best wood-fired pizza takeaways have opened their sit in restaurant on Prospect Terrace. While we love a Pizza Napoli in front of the telly, we’re very excited for a sit-in experience.
We’re partial to a fyn and tonic, and Fynoderee have opened their new Fyn bar in Ramsey. Alongside drinks and cocktails, Fyn bar also offer grazing platters by the The Supper Club which include charcuterie, local cheeses, and bread (pre-booking for the grazing platters is required).
We all love a Versa event, and we’re delighted that Versa has found a permanent home in Port Erin. There is no permanent menu as Versa uses seasonal, Manx ingredients which are either foraged or locally sourced.
Throughout December: Dreambird at Kiki’s Tiki
Where: Kiki’s Tiki
Perfect for: warming up this winter
As the nights get colder, it’s easy to wish for a tropical escape. Kiki’s Tiki have teamed up with Dreambird to produce a small menu of totally tropical tasty treats- including the classic dreamburger.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout December: Dog’s Nollick
Where: East Quay, Peel
Booking: not necessary- just turn up!
Perfect for: people wanting to get festive in the west
Bringing us the best Manx Christmas pun possibly ever, the Dog’s Nollicks will see Black Dog Oven and Foraging Vinters collaborating for a winter pop up. The Dog’s Nollicks will feature live music and entertainment, an artisan market, drinks and pizza. Dogs are welcome too- which is always a plus.
2nd, 9th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th December: Movie nights
Perfect for: Film enthusiasts
Burgers and cocktails are already a killer combo, but dreambird are ramping it up even more with movies. From A Star is Born to Die Hard, there’s a movie for everyone this season.
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd December: Cycle36ski
Perfect for: piste-heads
After the success of the Cycle36ski event last month, Cycle360 are holding four more alpine-inspired events before Christmas. Expect Christmas warmers, cocktails and grazing platters. The shop will also be open, meaning you can do some crimbo shopping for the cyclists in your life.
4th December: Festive beer and bites
Where: The Fishery
Perfect for: beer connoisseurs
Iconic combo alert! The Fishery are teaming up with Bottle Monkey for a night of festive beer and bites. There will be six small courses with accompanying craft beers.
10th December: The Cupcakery
Where: The Fishery
Perfect for: people wanting to unleash their inner Mary Berry
The best hobbies are, undoubtedly, the ones where you can eat your creations. The Cupcakery will be holding a cupcake decorating workshop, so you can learn everything you need to decorate cakes that will make Paul Hollywood want to shake your hand. The event at the Fishery wouldn’t be right without some fish and chips, which are included in your ticket.
11th December: Christmas jumper train
Where: The steam train
Perfect for: People wanting to show off their new Mongoose merch chrimbo jumpers (other, not as exciting jumpers, are available from different retailers)
Among the dining trains this festive season is the Christmas jumper train: a dining train dedicated to good food and bad fashion taste.
24th December: Run Rhodes Run
Where: Secret Pizza Company
Perfect for: People wanting to celebrate some GOOD 2020 news
Remember the start of the year? We were all so young and naive. Well Rhodes Brown made a goal to run 2020km this year (which, for context, is about 48 marathons) while aiming to raise a quid a km for the Woodland Trust. While we wouldn’t have blamed him for giving up this year, the legend is only on track to complete his goal! As he aims to complete the challenge on Christmas Eve, Secret Pizza are planning to celebrate his achievements in true Secret Pizza fashion, including music by The Tides.
31st December: New Years Eve Ho Ho Hoe-Down
Where: Foraging Vinters
Perfect for: People wanting to wave goodbye to 2020 (so- everyone?)
Foraging vintners will be waving 2020 goodbye to 2020 with a hoedown. Expect BBQ food and special festive cocktails alongside a banging DJ set by Christian Clague.