(Credit: spin-nightclub.com & thesweaterstore.com)

(Credit: spin-nightclub.com & thesweaterstore.com)

4th Annual Ugly X-Mas Sweater Dance Party

Spin Night Club
800 w. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL
Photo Credit: thesweaterstore.com

Thursday, December 20, 2013
7 p.m., doors open
8 p.m., show begins

Sport your ugliest Christmas Sweater, grab a drink and get your dance party on. Hosted by MC, Manny Duke the 4th Annual event is said to bring another year of dancing, drinks, entertainment and giveaways.

Ugly Sweater Contest at Nacional 27

Nacional 27
325 West Huron

Chicago, IL 60654


Saturday, December 22

11 p.m.- 3 a.m.

Break out that horrendous holiday sweater and head to Nacional 27. On Saturday, December 22, the River North restaurant and salsa club will offer a special holiday edition of their Latin Dance Party. DJ-X will spin salsa, meringue and bachata from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., and guests are encouraged to dance the night away wearing their holiday worst. Those wearing a tacky holiday sweater will be entered to win dinner for four at Nacional 27, and the $10 cover charge will be waived. In addition to the regular cocktail menu, special “Holiday Mojitos” will be offered for $8 (Cruzan Rum, Cranberry, Clove, Cinnamon). For table reservations, call Nacional 27 at 312.664.2727.

(Credit: festaparties.com)

(Credit: festaparties.com)

AIR TBOX – 12 Bars Of Christmas 2013

Lakeview / Chicago, IL
Various Locations

Saturday, December 14, 2013
8 a.m.

At AIR TBOX 2013, every bar and restaurant will be a flight destination; your badge will be your boarding pass; and you can earn your wings by going WIRE TO WIRE and completing your mission to visit at least 12 bars in 12 hours. Wearing a Costume is highly encouraged! Costumes can be airline or holiday themed and may also include an ugly sweater (of course).

Participating Bars Include: Bar Celona, Beer on Clark, Bernie’s, Blarney Stone, Blokes & Birds, Casey Moran’s, Clark Street Beach, Cubby Bear, Dark Horse, Deuce’s & Diamond, DS Tequila, Duffy’s, Dugout, Durkin’s, Exedus II, Fiesta Cantina, Flaco’s Tacos, Full Shilling, Irish Oak, John Barleycorn, Kirkwood, Moe’s Cantina, Mullen’s, Murphy’s Bleachers, National, Nisei Lounge, Old Crow, O’Malley’s Liquor Kitchen, Raw Bar, Rebel, Red Ivy, Red Ivy Sport Club, Redmond’s, Rockit Burger Bar, Rockwood, Roscoe’s, Salt & Pepper, Schoolyard, Slugger’s, Sports Corner, Stretch, Trace, Trader Todd’s, Underground, Vines, Yak-Zie’s, and many more.

Once you purchase your TBOX 2013 ticket, you will then need to come in to pick up your packet of materials in advance at Festa’s office in Chicago, or at one of the many packet pickup parties throughout December. See their website for locations, tickets and more information.

Bad Santa-Ugly Sweater Party at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
622 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611

Friday, December 13
8 p.m.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub is holding an ugly sweater holiday party, hosted by Bad Santa. On Friday, December 13, the Streeterville restaurant and bar encourages party guests to wear a terribly tacky top and compete for fun, bar-themed prizes. Bad Santa will be on hand for photo opportunities.

Drink specials for the evening include $3 Santa shots (Fireball and Bailey’s) and $5 Christmas craft brews (listed below). The party is free to attend.

Christmas Beer List
Great Lakes Christmas
Founders Breakfast Stout
Hoppin’ Frog Frosted Frog
Goose Island 6th Day
Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale
Delirium Noel
Leinie’s Vanilla Porter
Green Bush Ursus Old Winter Ale
Scrumpy Winter Solstice
New Holland Cabin Fever
Revolution Fistmas
3 Floyds Alpha Klaus

(Credit: cityswarmchicago.com)

(Credit: cityswarmchicago.com)

CitySwarm Holiday Crawl

Galway Arms
2442 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

Friday, December 13, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For $45 you can hop aboard the CitySwarm Holiday Crawl. This is a fun, (warm) way to see festive Chicago sites including Zoo Lights, Macy’s and Christkindl Market. The best part….you can drink while someone else drives!

Tickets include:

• Private party at Galway Arms
• Appetizer buffet including quesadillas, chicken tenders, and hummus platter
• Choice of cocktail (house wine, draft beer, well drink, or hot winter beverage)
• Boarding pass for private, heated BYOB trolley from Second City Trolley to Chicago’s most festive sites including Zoo Lights, Christkindl Market, Macy’s Windows, and Michigan Avenue
• Choice of cocktail at River Shannon, decorated for the holidays

Lauren Wulf, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago.