Save The Date: SANTA Monica Pub Crawl To Return Saturday, December 15

Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012, 1:15:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Some of last year’s Pub Crawl revelers dressed in holiday attire all while helping Westside Food Bank raise money and collect food.
Photo by Colin Young-Wolff
Some of last year’s Pub Crawl revelers dressed in holiday attire all while helping Westside Food Bank raise money and collect food.

For the fourth year in a row, the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl returns to Santa Monica on Saturday, Dec. 15 starting at 5 p.m.

Last year, more than 5,000 people celebrated the season at the popular Santa Monica holiday event by filling the streets with joyous Santas, reindeer, and elves to raise enough money for more than 70,000 meals through the Westside Food Bank.

This year 25 bars and restaurants all over Santa Monica will come together to raise money for those in need during the holidays.

"We always look forward to the return of the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl," said Laurel Rosen, President and CEO of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. "This event has quickly become one of the busiest nights of the year for our local businesses and proceeds benefit a great cause for families during the holidays."

Participating locations will offer drink and food specials as part of the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl festivities.

In order to participate, crawlers are asked to purchase a special pub crawl wristband which allows them access to the drink and food specials at each official location and entrance to the Official After Party and automatically enters them into a raffle to win dozens of fun prizes from local businesses.

They are also encouraged to drop off canned food items throughout the month of December at the Westside Food Bank (1710 22nd St. Santa Monica, CA 90404) where they can collect their wristbands in advance and avoid delays the night of the event.

SANTA Monica Pub Crawl participants are encouraged to dress in Santa/holiday attire so the streets of Santa Monica will be filled with merry cheer.

The pub crawl includes bars on Wilshire, 4th Street, Broadway, Main Street, The Pier and the Third Street Promenade.

Crawlers can download the official SANTA Monica Pub Crawl Mobile App to get a complete list of bars, routes, specials, pub crawl updates, and more.

The SANTA Monica Pub Crawl is a community event and encourages responsible drinking by participants.

For a complete list of bars, pub crawl maps, routes, bus stops and updates, or for more information, please visit the official SMPC Web site at www.santamonicapubcrawl.com.

2012 Bars: 31Ten Lounge, Barcopa, Big Dean's Ocean Front Café, Brittania Pub, Cabo Cantina, Circle Bar, Finn McCool's, Harvelle's, Joe's Pizza, JP's Pub, Lula Cocina Mexicana, Main on Main, O'Brien's Irish Pub on Main, O'Brien's on Wilshire, Renee's Courtyard Café, Rick's Tavern, Rusty's Surf Ranch, Sonny McLean's Pub, South, The Charleston, V Lounge, West 4th and Jane, Wokcano, Yankee Doodles, and Ye Old King's Head.

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