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Mas Christmas for this week's food and drink events: Cookie decorating, Big Grove Christmas, Winter Farmers Market

Derek Roller, 36, of Echollective Farm, replenishes his table of local produce offerings at the Grant Wood Marketplace w
Derek Roller, 36, of Echollective Farm, replenishes his table of local produce offerings at the Grant Wood Marketplace winter’s farmers market in Iowa City - the first one of the off season Nov. 5, 2011. (Kathleen Serino/SourceMedia Group News)

Want some Christmas-related food events? We’ve got you covered.

Thursday Nights at Hancher: Holiday Cookie Decorating

Throughout the season, Hancher is open Thursday nights, whether or not there is a performance that evening, with food and beverages available from the Stanley Cafe. This week, pair your snacks with holiday cookie decorating.

• When: 5 to 7:30 p.m. today

• Where: Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., Iowa City

• Details: hancher.uiowa.edu/thursday-nights-hancher

A Big Grove Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to Big Grove for this family-friendly event. Meet the big man himself and get a photo before stepping up to the build-you-own hot chocolate bar, complete with whipped cream, sprinkles, cookie bites, candy canes and more.

• When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Big Grove Brewery, 1225 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City

• Details: facebook.com/pg/BigGroveBreweryIC/events

Stout Wars

Bricks Bar & Grill will present a five course dinner prepared by chef Justin Zehr, paired with 12 stout beers from local and national breweries.

• When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday

• Where: Bricks Bar & Grill, 320 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids

• Cost: $70

• Details: facebook.com/pg/BricksBarAndGrill/events

Winter Farmers Market

Don’t let winter get you down. Stock up on fresh produce, meats, specialty foods, eggs, arts and crafts and more at this winter market.

• When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

• Where: Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building C, 4261 Oakcrest Hill Rd. SE, Iowa City

• Details: Email johnsoncomarket@gmail.com

Cocktails and Cocoa with the Clauses

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Enjoy cocoa and warm cocktails while the kids get to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, their reindeer and an elf.

• When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday

• Where: Black Sheep Social Club, 600 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids

• Details: facebook.com/pg/iamtheblacksheepcr/events

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