What started out as a small and intimate tour of 12 bars in 1996 that Chicagoan Christopher Festa put together to celebrate Christmas with a few friends, has unofficially become the world’s largest pub crawl, and one of Chicago’s most famous – and infamous – holiday festivals. TBOX has developed a cult following through the years, has been called “Wildly Popular” by the Chicago Red Eye Newspaper, and draws partiers from all around Chicagoland as well as 40 states and over a dozen countries. TBOX starts at the insanely early time of 8AM, and goes through Closing Time – over 19 hours. It encompasses almost every bar in the six block area of Wrigleyville Chicago, with 36 bars reserving their establishments for the event during the day. People dress in elaborate holiday costumes to go with the Christmas theme, and this year’s theme-within-
The craziness also encompasses the distribution and collection of over 120,000 stickers throughout the day and over 20,000 boxes of cereal. To understand the cereal – and the cereal shots people do all day – you just have to be there! TBOX has truly turned into a destination event.
Festa Parties is also thrilled to announce that for the ninth year, Miller Lite will be TBOX’s lead sponsor with each participating bar featuring specials on Miller Lite all day. TBOX also welcomes Jagermeister as our new spirits sponsor, and Jager specials will also be featured at the event all day. And for out-of-town and suburban guests, the Hyatt Regency Chicago is the official hotel partner of TBOX2011, reserving a block of rooms with a special rate for TBOX participants.
TBOX has truly become a destination event, and what sets it apart from similar large-scale party events is the creativity, craziness, and personal touch the Festa Parties staff puts into each year. Tickets are currently on sale at www.festaparties.com for the price of $30, which includes a Souvenir T-Shirt, Drawstring Gym Bag, Souvenir Badge and Lanyard, and Coupons from the Participating Establishments. Festa Parties will also be making a cash donation once again to the Chicago Dance Marathon benefitting Children’s Memorial Hospital, and to ensure the Safety of the Event, working with Chicago firm Safeguard Resources. It should be an incredible day of fun and festivity on the North Side of Chicago in what has become one of the city’s most cherished party traditions!
Visit http://www.festaparties.com for details and to purchase tickets! They are available for sale NOW on the Web Site!