Costumed pub crawls in Reno bring out the bold, the beer-drinking and in this case, the bearded. The Santa Pub Crawl is that time of year where Clauses come from all over to booze it up with the naughty-listers. But Santas don’t discriminate. All holiday revelers are welcome, so put on your fugliest sweaters, dollar-store antlers and furry bikinis to celebrate the Claus! Did we mention all proceeds go to local schools?
Santa’s visiting the Biggest Little City on Dec. 12, and he’s inviting everyone to come with him. With more than 50 bars and more than 12,000 festive participants, the Reno Santa Pub Crawl will be prime for creating jolly memories.
Where to stay
Santas are used to pulling all-nighters, but if you are looking for a place to crash, here are some deals that will make you laugh like a bowl full of jelly.
The Silver Legacy Resort Casino is the official hotel for the 2015 crawl. Book early, and join 5,000 other Santas for the merriest party of the season. Plus, all guests have the chance to receive a surprise visit by the event founder who will come bearing gifts of VIP passes that allow you to jump the lines.
If you already have your cup, use code Santa15 when booking your room. If you need a cup, use group code SanCp15. To add to the merriment, this code gets you two commemorative cups that can be used for discounted drinks and free covers!
If you book a stay at the Silver Legacy after Nov. 22, book using SantaFS and save $30 when you stay both Friday and Saturday nights.
Get a room here or call 1-800-687-8733.
At 8 p.m. Dec. 11, Jennifer Nettles performs her Grammy-nominated country music for pregaming Santas at the Silver Legacy. Get your tickets here.
Saturday morning festivities start at 10 a.m. at West Street Plaza in downtown Reno with the Great Santa Dash 5K Run/Walk. Work off the milk and cookies -- come in costume and support local schools. Registration fee is $30 for adults, $25 for college students, $20 for youth 5K and $10 for the children’s fun run. Adult entry includes a cup for the crawl. Sign up here.
Join Santas on the slopes of Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe for the annual Santa Crawl Skiing Extravaganza. Wear your crawl costume for a discounted all-day lift ticket on Dec. 12. Tickets sold at the information counter and drink deals are in the main lodge.