Some folks like to get into the holiday spirit by listening to classic Christmas tunes, baking cookies with family, and hitting the malls for deals. The folks at Lowertown SantaCon prefer to get into the mood by putting on an ugly sweater, sharing a few adult beverages with friends, and saying hello to Krampus, the cruel Christmas demon who enjoys eating children (when not taking Jager shots). This Saturday marks the return of Lowertown SantaCon, a raucous pub crawl that's both naughty and nice. Bars and restaurants getting festive for the happening include Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, Bulldog Lowertown, and Barrio. Along the way, Dixie De'Lamour will play MC, while the Brass Messengers will put on their elfin best and serenade revelers. Holiday get-ups are encouraged, and mash-ups are even better. So if you've been dying to go out dressed like a dino-dreidel or Jesus-turkey, now's your chance. You can follow the party and its shenanigans on Twitter at @santacon55101. For more info, visit lowertownsantacon.info. (Photo by James Ramsay Photography)
Sat., Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 2013
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