The 11th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl

The Largest Charity Crawl on the West Coast Returns on Saturday, Dec. 14th!

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 2019 SANTA Monica Pub Crawl is set for Saturday, December 14th!

We are working to make this the best year yet with Beer Gardens, a meet and greet with Santa, a scavenger hunt and a ton of new bars, 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 SANTA Monica Pub Crawl!


$20,000 check from Santa Monica Pub Crawl to Westside Food BankThe 11th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019, 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 discounted food and drink specials ranging from $3-8 at the participating locations.

Crawlers are asked to dress in Santa/Holiday attire, either individually or in teams, so that the streets of Santa Monica are 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.


Crawler Info


  1. Sign Up and Choose a Designated Route
  2. Download the Official Map
  3. Dress Up in Your Favorite Holiday Garb
    Don't have a costume? Don't Fret, we will have SANTA hats at your starting location!
  4. Collect Your Wristband from a Friendly SMPC Volunteer at Your Assigned Starting Location
  5. Eat, Drink, Be Merry & Spread Good Cheer!


Think you've got what it takes to be a SANTA leader and lead a route??? Email to sign up for a time slot and route.


Santa Monica recently increased the cost of a jaywalking ticket to $350 so PLEASE use the crosswalks 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.




  1. Post a picture in your costume or your team's costumes to Instagram with hashtag “#SMPCSPIRIT” and tag @SMPubCrawl on Twitter/Instagram
  2. SANTA & his Elves will select 1 winner of those who tag “#SMPCSPIRIT"
  3. Winner will be selected based on creativity and holiday spirit

A special Santa Monica Experience prize!

Winner’s will receive…

  1. A personal shout out from the SMPC Instagram, Twitter & Facebook pages
  2. Santa Monica Experience Prize Pack


Join Santa's Scavenger Challenge and a festive prize package. To participate in the SANTA Scavenger Challenge Hunt, register your team name and number of people by emailing

The FIRST team to turn in all 10 items at the Scavenger Hunt Check-In (located at the official After Party) will win!


  1. Teams must register in advance by emailing
  2. Must have a minimum of 5 people per team
  3. Entire team must be in holiday attire!
  4. Must complete at least 10 items
  5. First team to return with all of their items will win!


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.

Ursula's Costumes on Wilshire is offering a 10% discount on all purchases with the mention of the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl! 
2516 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
 Hours: Tues-Sat, 10-6:30pm
CLOSED Sunday & Monday

the best of your city contest

The Best Of Your City will be running a contest at The Victorian and at the Official After-Party to vote for the “Best Pub” & “Best Holiday Spirit!”

Official SANTA Monica Transpo

A. BIG BLUE BUS is offering crawlers unlimited bus rides all night for only $4 here! You can also download the Token Transit app here. Be sure to BIG BLUE BUS and purchase the pass of your choice.

B. Circuit vehicles will also give you a free lift, from one route to the next.

 Special offers

 $6 Stellas at all participating locations
 Stella Beer Garden at The Victorian
$3 slices until 3am