The Original 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl – Downtown Minneapolis

15 years ago, 3 friends, Jeremy, Jake, and Kyle decided to host a bar crawl in Downtown Minneapolis with the goal of Holiday giving.

Their event has grown to be one of the biggest, most anticipated events of the holiday season.  It’s a bar crawl for everyone, and literally, thousands of people show up from all over to take part in this annual event, nay, call it “tradition” for it’s one of those events for families and old friends to reconnect, all in the backdrop of downtown Minneapolis.

In fact, the event’s popularity has spawned multiple copycat events that try to piggy-back on their success, while providing none of the charity and only a fraction of the fun.

Over the last 15 years, the event has been able to raise over $100k in money for Children’s Hospitals and is dedicated to helping them every year.

This year, we encourage you to gather your crew and meet in downtown Minneapolis for the event! There are hotel discounts, drink specials, free cover, and lots and lots of holiday spirit. – it’s a seriously FUN time.


Check out the site for more info or to order tickets.

*PRO TIP: The best way to go is order the wristband and then dress up. BUT, the shirts are basically free, so that’s killer too. The last day for ordering shirts is November 15, but if you really want one and miss that deadline, you can join them at any number of happy hours leading up to the event (and meet the guys who put it on).

12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl (the original)



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