Stir up some holiday cheer this weekend at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs as Chef Masaharu Morimoto hosts the first annual “12 Beers of Christmas” on Sunday December 2nd. The event is held in partnership with Give Kids the World, the Kissimmee-based charity that provides magical vacations for children battling life-threatening diseases from around the globe.

The event will feature multiple stations of holiday-themed beers from local breweries including Crooked Can Brewing Company, Rogue Ales, Coppertail Brewing Company, Redlight Redlight, Bowigens, Cask & Larder, Red Cypress, 3 Daughters, Baird Brewing, Hourglass Brewing, and Motorworks Brewing.

Enjoy pairings of Pan-Asian bites at each station, while taking in the beautiful backdrop of the restaurant’s award-winning dining room. Pairings include okonomiyaki, takoyaki, yakisoba, yakitori, gyoza, various dim sum, raw bar varieties, and multiple types of ramen and sushi.

Chef Morimoto will personally host the event and be on hand to autograph his newest cookbook, Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking, which will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the cookbook sales will be donated to Give Kids The World Village. Located in Central Florida, Give Kids The World is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort built exclusively to serve critically-ill children – and their families – who are visiting Florida on weeklong “wish trips.”

“We are so excited to welcome breweries from across Florida to Morimoto Asia for this event as we raise funds for Give Kids the World,” said Kyle Collins, Director of Marketing, Patina Restaurant Group. “Chef Morimoto is a big fan of the craft beer movement and pairing his cuisine with beer. He’s thrilled to host such a fun afternoon.”

Tickets are still available at $55 each via the Patina Restaurant Group.