It is the most wonderful time of the year for date night. We can't think of a better place to celebrate the holiday season with your s/o than at a tiny Christmas-themed bar in Toronto. If you are looking for a fun date idea this December, then you need to visit The Thirsty Elf, a new festive pop-up.

The Fairmont Royal York is a magical space that you need to explore. Outside the hotel, you can glide across the ice at the Toronto Union Station's skating rink

Before you visit the pop-up, make sure to see the giant Christmas tree. They also have a 24-foot high gingerbread house that you actually enter.

Next, you need to discover Toronto's smallest hidden Christmas bar. The Thirsty Elf is a Christmas pop-up bar that will put you in the holiday spirit.

It is the perfect fun date to head to this December. Here, you can wear tacky Christmas sweaters and sip Christmas-themed cocktails. 

This winter, it will be open for 4 weekends only, until December 21.

Inside The Thirsty Elf, you'll feel like you've stepped into a holiday movie. Everywhere you look, you'll see over-the-top Christmas decor. 

The tiny bar will be decked out with presents and candies hanging from the ceilings. Plus, the tables and walls will be covered in colourful lights, nutcrackers, and garlands.

All month long, you'll be able to enjoy limited-edition cocktails with clever names designed by the Fairmont's Director of Mixology, Rus Yessenov. For example, there is the Rum Rum Rudolph, Gin-gle All The Way, and Parched In A Pear Tree.

Fans of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation will want to try the Christmas Moose Vacation cocktail. The creamy Irish Cream drink is served in the iconic moose glass from the movie.


As it is such a tiny venue, seating is first-come-first-serve. But this unique spot has no admission fee and is worth the wait to get a table.

The Thirsty Elf

Price: Free admission

When: Thursday to Saturday, November 28 to December 21, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Address: 100 Front St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Toronto's smallest hidden Christmas bar is the perfect spot to enjoy festive holiday cocktails.

31 Dates is your guide to the best December in your city. Each day we’ll debut a new winter experience and you’re invited to join us — just use #31dates and tag us on Instagram @narcitycanada.

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