The 9th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl!
It’s almost that time of year again—when the frost is on the vine, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care and the silver bells are ringing. Ok, who are we fooling? There is no frost in LA, we all live in apartments and our smartphone ringtones are the only things ringing, BUT each December we DO have the absolute-best-time-you-can-have-on-concrete-under-palm-trees… The 2017 SANTA Monica Pub Crawl is set for Saturday, December 16th!
Last year, more than 6,000 people crawled their hearts out to 30 bars, raising over $20,000 dollars for the Westside Food Bank! This year, we 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. So, dust off those antlers, shine up those menorahs and get ready for the 9th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl!
The 9th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 5PM in Santa Monica, CA at the city’s best bars and restaurants to raise money for those in need during the holidays through a partnership with Westside Food Bank. With your official SMPC wristband you will receive drink and food specials at the participating locations.
All SMPC participants are asked to dress in Santa/Holiday attire, either individually or in teams, so that the streets of Santa Monica will be filled with merry cheer, such as: Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Reindeer, Carolers and Santa’s Helpers. The Pub Crawl will feature multiple routes with bars on Wilshire, The Pier, Third Street Promenade and Main Street.
Crawlers must Sign Up Online, Pay a $20 entrance fee (in advance), Choose a Route and Collect their Wristband and Map at their official starting location.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Sign Up and Choose a Designated Route
- Download the 2017 Official Map & App
- Dress Up in Your Favorite Holiday Garb
Don’t have a costume? Don’t Fret, we will have SANTA hats at your starting location!
- Collect Your Wristband from a Friendly SMPC Volunteer at Your Assigned Starting Location
- Eat, Drink, Be Merry & Spread Good Cheer!
Tickets are $20 in advance & $25 week of. Advance ticket purchase is suggested to avoid lines, however you may also purchase a ticket at your starting location. Your ticket will score you the official pub crawl wristband allowing amazing food & drink specials at all of the bars. A portion of all proceeds from the pub crawl goes to the Westside Food Bank to feed the less fortunate over the holidays. The Santa Monica Pub Crawl is for Participants 21 years and older. Available at santamonicapubcrawl2016.eventbrite.com
**NOTE: Each route will have color coded wristbands, so PLEASE make sure you check in at the starting location of the route that is on your ticket. You can not switch routes once your ticket has been purchased.**
Wristbands can be picked up two ways:
#1. At one of the official starting locations along each route between 5pm – 9pm the day of the event.
#2. To avoid lines, you can collect your wristband in advance at the Westside Food Bank the week preceding the event. Hours are Thurs.-Fri. (Dec. 14-15) from 12:30-5:30pm.
Big Blue Bus
The Big Blue Bus is offering crawlers unlimited bus rides all night for only $4!
The “Day Pass” (good from time of activation through the end of service within a 24 hour period) is available HERE. BBB’s Route 2 will serve all locations…from Wilshire to 4th to Colorado to Main Street at Ocean Park and it runs every 15 min. BBB’s Route 1 will serve Main Street to the Third Street Promenade.
2016 SANTA Scavenger Challenge:
To participate in the SANTA Scavenger Challenge Hunt, register your team name and number of people by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Scavenger Hunt details will be handed out when your team checks in to your starting location. The first team to turn in all items at The Official after party location will receive the “Santa Monica Night Out” prize, but don’t worry, we will have a runner up prize! Contest info avail here!
Remember: To be a team, you must have 5 of more crawlers and every participant must have an official SMPC wristband.
IDEAS FOR YOUR TEAMS
Team Costumes (Holiday Spirited) that relate to your Group/Company, Customized Santa Hats & Customized Team T-Shirts . . . have fun with it! Anything that portrays your holiday spirit! Submit a photo of yourself or your team to our Instagram Costume Contest and win some really cool prizes.
Make Believe on Pico is our official costume partner and is offering 15% off all purchases with mention of SANTA Monica Pub Crawl! www.MakeBelieveIncCostumes.com 3240 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Enjoy special offers from local businesses, including $3 pizza slices.
WANNA BE A SANTA LEADER?
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a SANTA leader and lead a route??? Email email@example.com to sign up for a time slot and route.
We need you!!! Santa is in need of some elves to help man the starting locations for the Westside Food Bank. To be an official volunteer and sign up for a time slot the night of the crawl, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or FILL OUT THIS FORM.
Westside Food Bank’s mission is to distribute as much food as possible to local agencies with food assistance programs and to reduce food waste on the Westside of Los Angeles County. As the food bank warehouse for the Westside since 1981, they annually distribute nearly 4 million pounds of food to the food assistance programs of 65 Westside social service agencies. They do not distribute food directly to individuals, only to agencies. www.wsfb.org
Want to know more about the Westside Food Bank? Watch this video!
Santa Monica recently increased the cost of a jaywalking ticket to $350 so PLEASE use the cross walks or you WILL get a ticket… and that would be worse than getting coal in your stocking.
The SANTA Monica Pub Crawl is a community event and encourages responsible drinking by participants. Don’t DRINK and DRIVE! Assign a designated driver at the beginning of the night or use public transportation.