One is fun, two is healthier and three? Pit and Tap’s Michael Clarke hopes three means tradition.
Pit and Tap is about to start its third holiday-season transformation into Deck the Halls, and Clarke is proud that it has turn into a seasonal tradition for a lot of in and around Wilmette.
“Family holiday traditions are so special and becoming an element of so many families annual holiday plans may be very gratifying,” he said in an email to The Record. “Deck the Halls at Pit & Tap has turn into something that individuals stay up for yearly. It feels good to have created a spot that individuals want to indicate their out-of-town guests. Where friends and colleagues get together for holiday cheer. And there’s nothing higher than seeing a child’s expression when walking through the door for the primary time.”
The Wilmette barbecue restaurant’s first holiday pop-up was in 2021, and Yr No. 3 will begin on Nov. 16, when Pit & Tap’s facade will probably be smothered in shiny holiday lights and its inside will feature wall-to-wall decorations, from garland to ornaments to tinsel to trees to Nutcrackers, Santas and many more.
Chris Karabas and company play a set last 12 months during Deck the Halls at Pit and Tap
Deck the Halls will jingle all the way in which until Jan. 7. Visit to enjoy festive music playlist, seasonal beers, themed cocktails, resembling spiked hot chocolate and egg nog, and naturally Texas-inspired barbecue.
Clarke and company even have a number of surprises are also in store, like multiple visits from Santa Claus. The massive guy will come to Pit & Tap for breakfast on five straight Saturdays: Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Tickets are limited.
Also, Deck the Halls at Pit & Tap will host a family-style Latest Yr’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31 with celebrations on the hour from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
After two years of success, Clarke is hoping Pit & Tap’s Deck the Halls continues to be a vacation destination.
For a listing of more festive fun on the North Shore, try the Record Roundup of holiday events.
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