When: Sat., Dec. 8, 8 a.m. 2012
The Twelve Bars of Xmas, or TBOX for short, is a pub crawl initially concocted in 1996 by Christopher Festa and a few of his coworkers. TBOX has since evolved into a ravelike festivity including a "Royal Court" made up of longtime participants, who wear costumes and down cereal shots (it starts early). The all-day event kicks off at 8 AM at the Cubby Bear (1059 W. Addison) and covers 40-some bars. Once tickets are purchased you must go to the Festa office to retrieve your participant kit, which includes a gym bag, T-shirt, badge, lanyard, schedule card, coupons, stickers, and other items. Barf bag not included.