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5 Ugly Holiday Sweater Parties In Fort Lauderdale You Don't Want To Miss

Attention, Fort Lauderdale: You can whip out your ugly holiday sweater starting Thursday. Need a reason? We'll give you two. 

Reason No. 1: There's a cold front a-comin' this weekend, which makes it the perfect time to wear a warm and fuzzy sweater and get cozy with strangers.

Reason No. 2: There are plenty of ugly holiday sweater parties at Fort Lauderdale area restaurants and bars that await.

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So now that we've established that, here are five holiday parties to wear that hideous seasonal sweater to.


American Social Las Olas

It's time to don that ugly Christmas sweater and party all night long to music by American Social's DJ. Enjoy $5 Tito's Vodka cocktails while you're at it.

Thursday, Dec. 17, 9 p.m.; 721 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; free


Jump the Shark

Enjoy a night of live music and holiday cheer at Jump The Shark. There will also be live art, an art exhibition and open mic. The partygoer with the most creative sweater will be selected by the audience.

Friday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.; 810 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $5, or $10 for those under 21


Brimstone Woodfire Grill

Brimstone's Ugly Sweater Holiday Party will feature an Ugly Sweater Contest for the most festive holiday sweater. Guests can sip on $5 cocktails, including Brimstone's White Maple Martini.

Saturday, Dec. 19, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 14575 SW 5th St., Pembroke Pines; free


Grille 401

Come decked out in tinsel, jingle bells and sequins because Grille 401 is also hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest at its holiday party. The wearer of the most over-the-top- holiday sweater will win the grand prize: a $100 gift card to the restaurant. Meanwhile, enjoy $5 cocktails, such as Grille 401's Cranberry Daiquiri.

Saturday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; free


Funky Buddha Brewery

Funky Buddha will host an ugly holiday sweater contest in three categories: best overall, best vintage and best homemade. Judging will take place at 9 p.m. Winners receive Funky Buddha Brewery gift cards valued at $20 to $30 and a 22-ounce beer bottle or 4-pack of seasonal brews. Special release bars on tap during the party include French Toast Double Brown Ale and Passionfruit Hop Gun IPA.

Thursday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m.; 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park; free


(Image via Flickr/TheUglySweaterShop.com​)