It’s time to embrace winter in the Catskills — even if Mother Nature isn’t in the mood. For the cold-weather months, Go There, Eat That switches from a weekly to a monthly format; look for a rotating list of current events posted in this space. As always, tips are welcome.
- Festivus (for the Rest of Us) at The Arnold House: Friday, Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 839 Shandalee Road, Livingston Manor. The fun-loving folks who run the Sullivan County inn and restaurant host a holiday party riffing on the famous Seinfeld episode about a winter tradition that’s neither Hanukkah nor Christmas. On tap for the evening: an ugly sweater contest, unlimited bingo, snacks, drinks and photos with the Festivus pole. Tickets are $15 and include one complimentary beverage. (The tavern is also open for dinner.)
- Pop-up Holiday Farmers’ Market: Saturday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Historic Delaware Inn, 54 Main St., Stamford. If you’re in need of last-minute gifts and groceries, the Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce has you covered. Find local edibles along with textiles, pottery and other present ideas. Jefferson’s Horton Hill Farm will have pasture-raised pork, duck and chicken, along with eggs and honey. Kymar Farm Winery and Distillery brings the spirits, while Rockwell Mountain Farm offers fresh-baked brick-oven breads.
- Circle W Turns Five: Saturday, Dec. 19, 5 to 8 p.m., 328 Route 23A, Palenville. The market and cafe that serves as the unofficial community center of its Greene County hamlet celebrates its fifth birthday with a party featuring Pippy’s Hot Dogs, s’mores, a bonfire, wine and drawings from Thorneater Comics.
- New Year’s Eve End of Prohibition Celebration: Thursday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. at Eureka Market and Cafe, 7991 State Route 55, Grahamsville. Eureka Market and Cafe owner (and local real estate agent) Jennifer Grimes helped lead a successful referendum to end the town of Neversink’s alcohol ban. As 2015 draws to a close, the restaurant hosts a buffet feast and dancing (and drinks, of course). For more details, see the cafe’s website.