12/02/2010 05:46 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Celebrate The Holidays Like A New Yorker: Shows, Tastings, Bar Crawls (PHOTOS)

Now that it is December and snow is in the forecast, you have no excuse for being a grinch. But how can you get in the spirit when your only options are midtown ice skating and the Rockefeller tree gridlock, you ask?

Getting your hands on an awesome glass blower in an ornament workshop is one way to embrace the season. Or maybe all it takes for you to start singing along to Silver Bells is fresh cannoli and an R-Rated Nutcracker?

We've put together a slideshow of fun and unconventional events: workshops to help ease holiday cooking stress, markets for one-of-a-kind gifts and, of course, inventive ways to get drunk.

Check them out here:

PHOTOS: Celebrate The Holidays in NYC: Events, Shopping, Lights