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Bay Ridge is getting a little ring-a-ding-ding with its jingle bells!

It is holiday party season at neighborhood bars, and the Ridge is swimming in holiday cheer this year.

On Saturday, don you now your lame apparel for an ugly sweater contest at the Pour House of Bay Ridge (7901 Third Ave. between 79th and 80th streets). The most nauseating knit gets the top prize, so if you walk in looking like Bill Cosby just had a drunk mall Santa puke candy cane schnapps all over him, you are off to a good start. The un-fashion show starts at 10 pm.

Sunday is everyone’s favorite holiday tradition — toys for shots — at Harp Bar (7710 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets). An unwrapped kid’s toy gets you in the door, and from there on out, you will be coasting like a sled down a hill, because the elves at Harp are doing this holiday party open-bar style from 4 pm to 7 pm. Plus it may be your only chance outside of a Macy’s break room to get toasted with Kris Kringle, because the big man himself will be there at 5 pm. Just bring a decent gift — nobody likes the Grinch who shows up with a 99-cent store bauble and downs $50 worth of holiday bubbly.

Take your family out for a pre-Christmas dinner at Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) on Tuesday to catch neighborhood legend Martin McQuade’s eighth annual Christmas show from 7 pm to 10 pm. McQuade will belt out a bevy of Yuletide tunes with help from pianist extraordinaire Pete Sokolow. There is no cover or minimum, but don’t be a Scrooge — at least order a couple of drinks!

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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