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12 Bars of X-Mas Check In Information

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Hello 12 Bars of X-Mas Crawlers,

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. About a dozen Last call tickets are available online if you have friends still looking to join. We will also have a dozen available day of for $30.00. (UPDATE: DAY OF TICKETS WILL BE SCARCE. THE EXTRAS WE HAD WERE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE. THOSE WENT VERY QUICKLY. WE MIGHT HAVE A FEW EXTRA HATS AND KOOZIES BUT NOT GUARANTEED. WE CAN GET YOU BAR ACCESS WITH PHOTO BOOTHS AND NO COVERS ONLY IF YOU PLAN ON BUYING TOMORROW IN PERSON. SORRY AND THANK YOU)

Ticket includes $3 or less drink option at each bar, Winter Pom Hat, Koozie, Candy Cane, Temporary Tattoos, Drawstring Bag, Photo Booth(s) and No Covers at Scheduled Bars.

Plus a special appearance by Keytar Bear. He’s scheduled to show at 1:00 – 2:00 at Paddy O’s.


We have a few points of order to help make the day as smooth as possible:

Registration opens at 12:00 sharp and ends at 3:00.

You will need to bring either a printed Eventbrite ticket or show the app on your phone. If you don’t have a paper ticket or the phone app, you can use your ID to pick up your ticket. Please be ready when you get to the top of the line. We’ll be checking in hundreds of crawlers and nobody wants to be stuck behind the person who doesn’t have any of their stuff ready. Only the ticket buyer needs to be present. If multiple tickets were bought, you’ll get all your goodies at once and you can pass on the extras to your friends.

Check In takes place at the following:

12:00 – 3:00 – Paddy O’s – 33 Union Street


Bar schedule:

You will receive the entire schedule when you register. We have 12 bars total. All the bars will be in the Faneuil Hall and Financial District areas. We are not releasing the schedule prior to the crawl, as we want to keep this event as exclusive as possible for your own comfort. Please note, the bars have the right to refuse entry to anyone due to bar capacity or personal incapacity. Also, you will need to show a valid license or ID to gain entry to each of the bars (this is the bars’ policy).


I know that bringing your card might be easy. But when tons of people are trying to order drinks, it takes a lot more time to open and close a tab than to pay with cash. Plus you’d be surprised about how many people forget to close their tabs at the end of the night and leave for home without their credit cards. There are multiple ATMs around Faneuil Hall…check one out. Also, remember to tip your bartenders!

Remember to drink responsibly and use public transportation.  Don’t drink and drive!

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Have a great time on Saturday! We’re looking forward to seeing those outfits



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Team Crawl in Boston has been having Friendsgiving for several years fryturk9now.  The tradition started for us a few years ago when one friend wanted to deep fry a turkey, so once a fryer was procured, the game was on.  Throughout the years, some things have changed, some things have stayed the same, but it’s always a fun and festive time to have some holiday cheer with our friends.  Below we’ll provide a list of our favorite Friendsgiving tips and traditions that you can incorporate into your own affair.

1.) The Main Course – Since our Friendsgiving tradition started with the desire to try a deep fried turkey,  we’ve always had a special sort of bird for the main course.  Friendsgiving is a great time to try something different, since most families have particular traditions for the “real” Thanksgiving feast.  Once we moved locations from the wilds of Somerville to the tony slopes of Beacon Hill, we had to trade the fried turkey for something less flammable but just as delicious: turducken.  This trifecta of poultry delight is something to be tried at least once.  We recommend ordering a frozen one (already deboned and stuffed) from  They ship it to your door, so all you have to do is defrost and stick it in the oven.  It comes out moist and delicious.


2.) Organization – This is a great time to utilize Google Docs.  We have done this previously, where each side was listed for people to sign up to bring a dish of their choosing.  However, somehow this year we decided to rely on people replying with what they’d bring on a Facebook invite, and nearly ended up with the turducken, four desserts and five different types of bread.  After a quick intervention we managed to account for all the appropriate sides, but save yourself the trouble and go the Google doc route from the get go.

3.) Fun and Games – One of our great Friendsgiving traditions started with a particular couple.  On the first Friendsgiving, they brought a long a game for everyone to play, and the tradition has lived on ever since.  It’s always a variation of  the same basic premise.  The group divides into teams, and are given a sheaf of papers with pictures of pop culture figures, politicians, sports figures, tv or movie characters, etc.  Each team has to guess as many pictures as they can within a time limit.  Throughout the year there have been various additions, penalties, etc.  This year, each team had to finish a 40 before beginning to guess.  We could also ask the game creators for hints (after taking down a shot).

As the saying goes, your friends are the family you choose, so it’s a great idea to celebrate a pre-holiday with them.  It’s a little more chill and relaxed than a full-blown family affair, and you won’t have your Great-Auntie asking when you’re getting married.


12barsupdate2 weeks from tomorrow until we’re back for the 12 Bars of X-Mas. Ticket includes $3 or less drink at each bar, Beverage Mitt, Winter Pom Hat, Santa Socks, Koozie, Drawstring Backpack, Candy Cane, Temporary Tattoos, Photo Booth and No Covers at Scheduled Bars. We predict that we’ll sell out of our regular tickets on late Monday or early Tuesday.