5 Holiday Bar Crawls Every Bro Should Check Out This Season

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It’s the holiday season and nothing says “let’s make merry” like wandering the streets drunk, dressed like Santa. Fine, you do that all year, but this year how about joining groups of people who only do it once?

The season of holiday bar crawls is upon us! This year, instead of just giving up your time by getting hammered and puking on street corners, give up a little to charity and those how are less fortunate.

Here are five awesome holiday bar crawls to check out this year that actually give back to the community.


Held in Chicago, TBOX stands for (T)welve (B)ars (O)f (X)mas, an annual event held the Second Saturday in December in the Wrigleyville Neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It started out as just another Pub Crawl back in 1996, and over the years has evolved into one of the largest and most spectacular events of its kind in the world. This year’s event will benefit Lakeview Pantry and Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

Santa Pub Crawl

Austin, Texas is home to the Santa Pub Crawl — a day of live music and some good old fashion giving. This year’s Santa Pub Crawl benefits Austin Sunshine Camps, a free camp serving youths living near or below the poverty line.


Although NYC hosts the largest existing SantaCon, it is one of over 300 similar events that will take place in over 40 countries around the world this holiday season. This year, SantaCon NYC will benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition, Food Bank for NYC, World Hoop Day, Dance Parade and other local charities.

SANTA Monica Bar Crawl

Last year, more than 6,000 people crawled their hearts out to 25 bars in Santa Monica, California, raising over $20,000 dollars for the Westside Food Bank. This year, the organizers are working to make this the biggest and best SANTA Monica Pub Crawl ever with fun prizes and contests, all while helping the less fortunate put food on the table this Holiday Season.


Since 1999, Santarchy has brought out a crowd of runaway Santas to Washington D.C. The festive mess winds its way through DC’s bustling streets, making plenty of pit stops to popular bars and pubs along the way.

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