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The Great Northern Food Hall is offering special Danish holiday treats this month.

While Christmas cookies, hams and turkeys will be had in a few weeks, there’s no reason not to get a head start on holiday feasts. Danish holiday fare will be dished out at Agern in New York all month while trees and wreaths are paired with pizza at New Jersey’s Porta. Find out what some food magazine editors have in store for their holidays at a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer event and perhaps find some inspiration for your baking.

  • All month long, Porta in Asbury Park, New Jersey is dishing out Christmas trees with purchases of pizza and beer or wine. Diners can opt for varying sizes for $40-$70 (two Margherita pizzas and a pitcher or carafe included in price). Find out more here.
  • Starting tomorrow, the Great Northern Food Hall in Grand Central Station will offer a Danish holiday lunch. Expect Claus Meyer’s (future guest on the Food Republic Today podcast!) favorites from his childhood like pork loin with crispy skin and warm pickled red cabbage, Swedish cold water shrimp and more. The Julefrokost meal, served family style, will be available December 9-10 and 16-17. Tickets and menu can be found here.
  • Meanwhile at Claus Meyer’s Agern, also at Grand Central Station, Julefrokost is celebrated all month long with more lunch offerings.
  • Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi is hosting Family Fun Day with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer at Apple Seeds on Sunday, December 10. Expect activities and snacks, as well as workshops with editors from Good Housekeeping, Women’s DayBetter Homes and Gardens and more. Ticket sales will benefit the foundation. Ticket information available here.