What’s all the fuss about?
Remember the days when you put a stocking over the fireplace, and left out a bunch of cookies and a glass of milk for Santa? Rather than a glass of milk, perhaps Santa would have preferred a beer? After all, he does have to travel the entire planet in just one evening…
A long river of red hats is probably (actually, most definitely) not a spectacle you see every day, but it’s becoming more and more common around the world. Why? It’s a strange craze sweeping the globe and its called “Santa Pub Crawls”. Loaded with good cheer and lots of beer, these crawls are guaranteed to be a wild time. Watch or join in the fun as massive displays of tipsy Santas down shots, sip on cocktails and knock back beers. If you’re looking for a uniquely experience and good time – these Santa bar crawls are perfect for you.
Tipsy Santas making the world a better place
Probably the best thing about a bunch of half-cut Santas running lose in your town, is the fact that most of these events are run for a good cause. With several non-denominational, non-commercial and non-political charities getting involved, such as the Salvation Army, the Ellie Koerner Leukemia Fund, Santacon (Cacophony Society), the Suicide Club and many more – there’s absolutely no reason not to join in the fun. Previous Santa bar crawls have seen tens of thousands of dollars raised to help the poor, homeless and mentally ill. So this year, why not join in the Christmas spirit and help put food on someone’s table and smile on a stranger’s face?
Santa pub crawls around the globe
Santas have been caught bar hopping throughout the world in New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City in the United States, Wollongong in Australia, Osaka in Japan and London in the United Kingdom. Make sure you check out when and where there’s one near you because they don’t only run at Christmas time.
Tips for your Santa Pub Crawl
• Santa or Ms Claus costumes are a must!
• Come as an Elf if you like – but then you’ll be everyone’s little helper
• Remember Santa’s got a busy schedule so keep with the crowd
• You can buy sexy, sweet, cheap or expensive Santa outfits online from Amazon and various other costume sites (or why not get creative and head to a fabric store)
• Like the bar staff? Give them a tip – it’s Christmas after-all!
Mad about pub crawling? Take the challenge and join the thirsty crew at Thirsty Swagman on exhilarating pub tours through South-East Asia and Europe. Both wildly unique and fun – it’ll be the experience of a lifetime!