What would the week leading up to Christmas be without an ugly sweater party?

(Did you know, by the way, that National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day falls on the third Friday of the month, which is…TOMORROW?! You’re welcome).

There are other holiday-themed events taking place over the next several days. But things are starting to wind down a little as folks scramble to get in that last-minute shopping and prepare to take a few well-earned days off to celebrate with friends and family.

The Mistress of Fun has, as she does, put together a list of events that’s curated just for CivMixers. If you’ve got some time between egg nog drinking and caroling and are not too overwhelmed by the final holiday prep, consider attending one of the following…

Thursday, December 19:

We 3Fish Caroling Spectacular. 3Fish Cafe, Albany

Bill Murray’s Ultimate Ugly Sweater Party. Savoy Taproom, Albany

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Viewing Party. Slidin’ Dirty Troy

Melodies of Christmas – 40th Celebration. Through Sunday. Proctors, Schenectady

Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Times Union Center, Albany

Super Dark Thursday: Electric Turtle, Ferriday, Steve Hammond. Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga

Pro Jam. Helsinki Hudson

Friday, December 20:

Holiday Sip & Shop. Fort Orange General Store, Albany

Wassailing. Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery, Altamont

Winter Funkin Friday: Funk, Soul & Breaks with DJ Trumastr. Savoy Taproom, Albany

Ugly Sweater Party with Strawberry Snail and Vinylmania. Pint Sized, Albany

Sarah Perrotta with Sveet. BSP Kingston

Saturday, December 21:

How the Grinch Found Yoga – Kids Mat Class. Good Karma Studio, Albany

Ugly Sweater Party with The LateShift. Brown’s Brewing Company, Troy

Body Shine. Fuze Box, Albany

Obscuron Presents Island of Misfit Toys. Rocks, Albany

An Emo Nightmare Before Christmas. Savoy Taproom, Albany

Sunday, December 22:

Troy Sunday Holiday Market. Troy Atrium

Holiday Cheer & Charity on Lark Street. Savoy Taproom, Albany

Dripping Dozen Tour. Geyser Creek Picnic Area, Saratoga Spa State Park

Frozen Fest featuring State Champs, Grayscale, and Young Culture. Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park