• HOT TICKET

Wassail, air guitar — now that’s a party

GET IN the holiday spirit at the Third Annual PortSports Social Club Wassailing Party, where you’ll enjoy hard cider samples, a wassail toast and an air guitar contest. Yes, an air guitar contest.

WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. today

WHERE: Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St., Bay 4, Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 plus canned goods to donate to the Good Shepherd Food Bank

INFO: portsportsmaine.com

• CHEAP THRILL

Sip and shop at Merry Madness

ADD SOME BOOZE to your holiday shopping experience during the annual Merry Madness festivities in downtown Portland. Start at the Eastland Park Hotel to pick up your wine glass or coffee mug, then take a shuttle bus to various shopping districts, where retailers will have free beverages.

WHEN: 5 to 10 p.m. today

WHERE: Throughout Portland; reception with free hors d’oeuvres at Eastland Park Hotel from 5 to 6 p.m.

HOW MUCH: $6 for a wine glass or $5 for a coffee mug

INFO: www.portlandmaine.com