Whether you’ve been loyally donning your red polyester suit and losing all your senses at the annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl every year or not, it’s fair to say that Christmas in L.A. just isn’t the same without it. So you’ll be pleased to know that the annual event will be returning as a virtual bar bingo night with cocktails delivered straight to your door. Meaning, you’ll only need to stumble across the living room to get to your bed this year.
We’ve all been yearning for merry times with pals at our local watering holes and even more so now that it’s winter (well, according to calendars). So, what better way to toast to the season than a virtual version that raises funds for the Westside Food Bank while supporting local bars and restaurants?
You’ll join Brian Thomas Smith (a.k.a. MC BS) from Big Bang Theory and DJ Kooleo of FREE SPACE for a 2-hour holiday party with music, interactive games, bingo, costume contests, trivia, home scavenger hunts, mystery challenges, and more.
The festivities take place on Saturday, December 19, but your ticket will get you discounts from participating bars and restaurants for the rest of the month. Keep your receipts though, because the more you have, the better your chances of winning! Hotel staycations, restaurant gift certificates, and autographed canned cocktails from The Chainsmokers! are just some of the prizes up for grabs.
Everyone gets to choose a prize from the Funky Fresh Prize Board, though. And if you get your ugly jumper and any other festive attire on—from the waist up, at least—you could win prizes for the best costume too! The real reward is getting to make the holidays a special time for those that really need it.
Tickets start at $20 for access to the event and discounts, or you can upgrade to $55 for an At-Home cocktail kit from Lanea Cocktail Bar which comes with chips and pico de gallo, 4, 12 oz. canned cocktails of your choice and a holiday mask.