Fourth Annual Chattanooga Santa Claus Pub Crawl Set For Dec. 15

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Santa Pub Crawl is an event to support under-privileged children at Christmas, while also promoting local Chattanooga businesses.  The Santa Pub Crawl is a supporter of The Salvation Army Angel Tree; specifically, it provides toys that help fill the gaps for all the kids who do not get adopted through the regular Angel Tree project.

The basic idea of this event is that people come out and support Chattanooga businesses and local charity.  To participate, people must bring a new toy, unwrapped, to donate.  Although people hopefully visit several of the participating locations, it is only necessary to donate a toy at your first stop.  Each location will have receptacles for collecting donated toys.  

In return for participants' donations, participating local restaurants offer discounts to those Santa Pub Crawlers.  Participants must dress like Santa (or another Christmas character) to receive the discounts (otherwise participating restaurants will not recognize you as a participant).   Each of the last three years the Crawl has collected hundreds of toys.

The date for the Santa Pub Crawl this year is Dec. 15, and the event is divided into two parts: the Dinner, then the Crawl.  Dinner discounts will begin at 4 p.m., and the official Crawl (with discounts at each location) begins at Big River at 7:30 p.m. 

The Dinner locations, beginning at 4 p.m. are: Taco Mamacita, BrewHaus, Urban Stack Burger Lounge, Terminal Brewhouse and Mellow Mushroom Pizza*.  

Then, beginning at 7:30 p.m., and continuing until close of business, the Crawl locations are: Big River (7:30-9 p.m.), Hair of the Dog and Sing it or Wing it (9-10 p.m.), Raw Sushi Bar (10-11 p.m.), and Northshore Grill, and Hill City Pizza (11 p.m.-close).

There will also be long-sleeve T-shirts for sale for $15 at Brewhaus, Raw Sushi Bar, Northshore Grille and Hill City Pizza.

Mellow Mushroom is offering a special bonus, and donating 10 percent of sales to The Salvation Army. See each of the locations' specific discounts or specials at facebook.com/chattanoogasantapubcrawl



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