Food and the holidays go hand in hand. This season, Howard County’s finest restaurants, breweries, and theaters are dishing out some great holiday and winter treats, all sure to lift your spirits and get you in a jolly mood!

Miracle on 34th Street--November 16th to January 7th at Toby’s Dinner Theater; Join Toby’s Dinner Theater as they retell the classic Miracle on 34th Street tale! Each show comes with either a brunch or dinner buffet, as well as a cash bar.

Breakfast with Santa--December 2nd & 9th at Seasons 52; Fun for the entire family with the man in red! Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, bacon, french toast sticks, fruit, juice, milk & coffee. $15 per person. Reservations are encouraged.

Santa Brunch--December 3rd, 10th, & 17th at Alexandra’s American Fusion; On those select Sunday’s, families will get a chance to have brunch with the big guy himself--Santa Claus! Pick from a wide array of food such as an omelet station, skillet potatoes, penne pasta, pot roast, and more. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Holiday Bubbles Tasting--December 10th at The Iron Bridge Wine Co.; From 11-1 or 2-4, join the Iron Bridge team as they sample some of their extraordinary holiday wines, as well as food to snack on from the Chef Guys!

Holiday Afternoon Tea--December 19th at the Belmont Manor; Join Belmont Manor for a holiday themed afternoon tea! You’ll enjoy a bottomless pot of tea, a scone, and an assortment of desserts. Pre-registration is required.

Dickens Literary Morning & Afternoon Tea--December 28th at the Elkridge Furnace Inn; A holiday tradition! Dickens classic tales will be read between tea courses, which include a scone, finger sandwiches, and more! There are two seatings, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. $36/per person.

After all this excitement, why not spend the night in one of Howard County’s fine hotels? Find your perfect holiday home-away-from-home here