Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Popularity Soars in 2014
by Cassie Harnett on September 26, 2014
Celebrate the holidays with friends and Christmas sweaters!
Check out these top ugly Christmas sweater events from around the USA and Canada. Ever since the popularity of ugly Christmas sweater, there have more and more themed events popping up to celebrate the holiday season. Christmas sweater themed parties are the ultimate holiday tacky fun. The most common Christmas sweater themed events are ugly Christmas sweater parties, but there's also pub crawls, and 5K races. And now charities have decided to join in on the holiday cheer. Humane societies have even started to join in the fun, and at their popular events, you get bring and dress up your pet. How awesome is that?! So if you’re looking for upcoming ugly Christmas sweater events in your area, here are some that will put you in the holiday spirit!
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at The Foundry, Killington, VT
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Tower Tavern, Kansas City
What started in 2005 as a small, holiday get-together, has grown to an ugly Christmas sweater party that is a community party held at the Tower Tavern for a good cause. The party benefits Operation Breakthrough, a charity that assists children and“helps those who live in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment.” Their party is so popular that it was even featured on The Travel Channel as a go-to event! So if you just happen to be in the Kansas City area, put on your tackiest and ugliest holiday sweater, add some tassels, glitter, and 3D reindeer, and help these group of friend make this party the biggest and best annual holiday fundraiser in Kansas City!
13th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Vancouver, Canada
Friday, December 21, 2014
For those of you who live north of the U.S. boarder in western Canada, you should make an effort to attend what many say is the best ugly Christmas sweater party around. The guys who run the Vancouver Ugly Christmas Sweater Party claim to have had the very first Christmas sweater themed party back in 2002. The first party, which started in the founders’ living room grew in popularity and was moved to the Commodore Ballroom in 2006. This year they're having their 13th annual ugly Christmas sweater party and expect to beat last year's sell-out crowd of over 1,100 people. All proceeds from the party benefit the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada- an organization that grants wishes for children suffering illnesses. And the best part? Last year, Vancouver's mayor declared December 21st, 2013 the official Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. So travel to Vancouver, put on your tackiest Christmas sweater, party on, get ugly, and grant wishes!
Ugly Christmas Sweater Run, Museum of the Southwest
Saturday, December 13, 2014
If you find yourself in Midland, Texas for the holidays, then this race is definitely for you! Now in its second year, the Ugly Christmas Sweater run is great holiday activity to do with the family. Along with great exercise, you and your family can participate in the 5K run or walk, or watch the kids participate in the 1 mile Reindeer Dash! There will be refreshmens like s'mores and hot chocolate, and activities like pictures with Santa. There's contests for best sweaters for individuals, teams, and families. Get creative and maybe you'll win an ugly Christmas sweater prize donated from My Ugly Christmas Sweater! Your race donation also gets you a free entry to Christmas at the Mansion, owned by the museum. So families, put on those tacky, ugly Christmas Sweaters, some running shoes, and run for a great cause.
The Christmas Crawl, Washington, D.C.
Get your ugly Christmas sweater out from the closet because it’s that time of year again! Each December, Washington D.C. hosts the Christmas Crawl, where people go and bar hop all over the city. There are eleven fantastic bars offering 42 themed drink specials, and you'll get your own official been stein. And there are no cover charges! Register and grab a map showing you all of all the places to go, and have a great time. Just grab your friends and your tackiest, ugliest Christmas sweater and ring in the holiday season in our nation’s capital!
Humane Society of Tampa, Doggie Ugly Sweater Party
Do you like spending time with your pets during the holiday season? Then head to your local humane society, dress up your dog in a cute, but ugly, holiday-themed sweater, and party on with the rest of their four-legged friends! The Humane Society of Tampa, located in Florida, threw an awesome doggy ugly sweater party in 2013 at MacDinton’s Irish Pub, where they featured $2 Coors Lights, and awesome holiday-themed food. All proceeds went to the Humane Society of Tampa. Check out their website for 2014 dates and details. So if you and your doggy would like to rock some Christmas sweaters together, come down to Tampa and support their humane society at the party!
For more information on Ugly Christmas Sweater themed parties and races around the country visit our party page for dates and times.
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