'Tis the season to be jolly, and you most certainly can during the 22nd Annual Second String Santa Holiday Party. This event — which collects toys for needy children — features complimentary drinks (beer, wine and soft drinks) and appetizers, as well as a cash bar with cocktails. Bring an unwrapped gift and get in for $20 (or, if you don't feel like doing any shopping, just pay $40). $20-$40 for general admission; $100 for VIP. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.secondstringsanta.org.