This is the ninth year for this event where Santa Pub Crawl participants don their most festive holiday attire, anything from complete Santa Claus gear to elf ears and reindeer antlers and everything in between. To participate, attendees need to dress in festive holiday gear, (at minimum a Santa hat) which gets them into each participating bar for free and take advantage of drink specials. They must also bring one new unwrapped $10 toy as a donation to Toys for Tots. More than half a dozen Marines will be on hand to accept donations. In lieu of a toy, attendees may also make a $10 donation to Toys for Tots.
The Party starts at 5:00 at the Dublin Pub and continues through 6 other bars in the Oregon District. A costume contest with prizes for first, second, and third place male and female, best couple and best group. Prize package promises to be at least $1500!
Last year, the Santa Pub Crawl collected more than 700 toys along with $1,000 in cash donations, which was distributed by the Marines to local children in need. This event allows the community to come together and ensure that children right here in the Miami Valley have something under the tree on Christmas Day. Santa Pub Crawl Chairperson, Brian Young, stated, “Last year we had a huge turnout, but with the threat of a storm, the crowds were kept to about 750 people. This year promises to have over 1000 people as the campaign of social media and advertising got started about a month earlier. And, because of the generous support of our sponsors, we have a large prize pool for the costume contest, which will be held at Blind Bob’s.
Dublin Pub – 5:00 – 6:30pm
Trolley Stop – 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tumbleweed – 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Blind Bob’s – 8:30 – 10:00 pm (costume contest & Pics)
Oregon Express – 10:00 – 11:00 pm
Ned Peppers/Newcoms/Dublin Pub– late night dancing
Toys can be collected wherever the Marines are posted. Participants may join the pub crawl at any point in the night. Crown Plaza, located at 33 E. Fifth Street will have discounted rooms while they last for participants. Please call 937-224-0800 and ask for “Toys for Tots Santa Pub Crawl Rate” of $79.00. Be responsible: Don’t drink and drive.
For more information on the Santa Pub Crawl, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DaytonSantaPubCrawl