Exciting Update: $500 cash prize for the person wearing the ugliest sweater. One Medical Group has generously offered to sponsor the costume contest. Semi-finalists will be chosen by a GiveForward staff panel, and the top 3 prizes will be selected based on crowd applause.
GiveForward's 6th Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl.
Bring on the vests and cardigans! Change the battery pack in your light-up sweatshirt! Don those reindeer antlers that your dog won’t wear for more than ten seconds, and come join us in Wicker Park for the coziest, jingliest afternoon of drinking you will experience all year.
What’s that you say? “If only I could be wrapped up and covered in sequins like some kind of Christmas Poly-blend Burrito, while I drink beer with my friends…and become a more awesome person who gives back to my community…AT THE SAME TIME!” Fear not, my glittery compadres!
It's all for a good cause.
The proceeds of this year's Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl will go towards purchasing items for The Christmas Store, a 4-year-old program that enables parents of students at William H. Brown School of Technology and Nathaniel Dett Elementary to shop for their children's holiday gifts at a discount. Gifts are sold to families at a reduced rate so it doesn't feel like charity, and 100% of revenue from sales goes right back into programs that directly benefit the schools.
Check-in starts at 11:30am at FatPour, and the schedule of bars is:
11:30am - 1:30pm: FatPour
1:30pm - 3pm: Boundary & Division Ale House*
3pm - 4:30pm: Anthem & Mac's*
4:30pm - 6pm: Moonshine & 50/50*
*Due to overwhelming ticket sales, we have added a few bars to the crawl that will be participating in the merryment and ensuring you can easily get a drink when you want one. Any time frame above with 2 bars listed means at that time you can pick either of the two bars.
But wait, there's more.
Remember to wear the most awful, bedazzled or clashy holiday sweater you can find. If your sweater makes more noise than you do, you’re on the right track.
We're having a contest for the most outrageous (read: ugly) sweater of the night. First place will receive $100 in cash. Second place will win a $50 gift card to Silver Cloud in Bucktown. Best Costume Prizes will be awarded at just before we head to The Boundary or Division Ale House (no points awarded for itchiness endurance). at FatPour,
Care for some freebies?
Everyone attending the crawl will receive a team of magic reindeer a free UberX promo code via email good for a $20 credit to get home safely. The first 100 merrymakers to checkin will receive a free GiveForward Santa Hat (Anna Wintour’s go-to holiday accessory).