The 12 Bars of Christmas is an annual downtown Minneapolis crawl that has outgrown its name: This year there will be 14 bars to make your way to. Early ticket buyers get a T-shirt that earns them happy-hour prices and free admission. Those late get the same deal, but with a snappy wristband instead. There will be holiday cheer as people make their way to different bars, all in pretty close proximity. Participating spots include the Gay 90’s, Alibi, Exchange, Loon Café, Sneaky Pete’s, Kieran’s, and the Pourhouse. This pre-holiday tradition raises funds for Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota. Tickets and more info can be found at www.12boc.com. 21+.