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Old Montreal's holiday pop-up bar Miracle is back this year, and it totally sleighs

Bring your ugly sweater: Montreal's Miracle bar is a "holiday oasis" with all the festive décor and cocktails you could want.

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After going on hiatus in 2020 with the forced closure of bars in Montreal (and opting to sell cocktail kits instead), the city's favourite holiday pop-up bar Miracle is back with all the festive décor and Christmas-y cocktails you can handle.

Running daily from November 15 to December 26 at the Old Montreal bar Parliament Pub & Parlour from 2pm to 2am in Old Montreal, Miracle has received a lot of traction since its first few holiday sessions in the city in 2018 and 2019. No surprise there: The pop-up event features a bar's halls completely decked with festive décor, bartenders dressed up for the occasion in suits and ugly sweaters, and the themed cocktail and shot menu keeps things jolly with a bunch of seasonal and punny drinks.

"Fan favorites such as Christmapolitan, Christmas Carol Barrel, Snowball Old-Fashioned, Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!, Jingle Balls Nog, Nice Shot, and Naughty Shot," reads the bar's event on Facebook. "New this year is the Elfing Around cocktail as well as freshly updated and renewed recipes for the Jolly Koala, On Dasher, and SanTaRex."

This year, Miracle will donate 100% of proceeds at the door (donations made at customers' discretion) and 50% of proceeds to SOS violence conjugale (a non-profit organization whose mission is to help ensure the safety of victims of intimate partner violence and that of their children throughout Quebec by offering free, bilingual, anonymous and confidential referral services).

Additionally, 10% of all proceeds from the sale of Santa Pants, Christmas Carol Barrel and Santa Heads signature glassware will be given to the James Beard Foundation Open for Good campaign to aid the relief efforts of independent restaurants.

The holiday pop-up bar Miracle is taking place from November 15 to December 26 at the Old Montreal bar Parliament Pub & Parlour (351 Pl. d'Youville) from 2pm to 2am. First come, first served.

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