Shenanigans captured in last year's photo booth. Image courtesy event coordinators


St. Paul Santa Crawl

Dec. 9
5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Barhopping, Food and Drink, Holiday

This Saturday Santas, reindeer, and folks in ugly sweaters will convene in St. Paul to drink and be merry. Seven bars and restaurants will be opening their doors—and hearts—to the Christmas spirit, offering activities and games. They’ll include karaoke, a drunk gift-wrapping challenge, a costume contest, ornament making, and a DJ dance party. Be sure to stop by the puppy kissing booth. A free bus will serve as your sleigh, taking you to spots like Gabe’s by the Park, Billy’s on Grand, Eagle Street Grille, and Shamrock’s. Proceeds from the event will benefit Toys for Tots, and you can score a free drink when you bring along a new unwrapped toy donation. If you’re ordering online, you can pick your wristband up at Ragstock and receive 20 percent off your shopping that day, or stop by O’Gara’s (164 Snelling Ave., St. Paul) the night of the happening to purchase tickets. 21+. Find tickets and more info at 21+