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12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl

Holiday cheer and a bit of holiday revelry will be on display during the 2nd Annual 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl on December 17.  Starting with a 3 p.m. kick-off party at BMO Harris Bank Center, that will include a DJ, food & drink, lots of prizes and your closest 12 Bars friends!  At 5 p.m., the event crawls on to some of the most popular Rockford hot spots! Tickets are just $28!

Sponsored by Illinois Bank & Trust!


Why should I buy a ticket to 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl on Dec. 17 from 3 - 9pm? Well… there are so many reasons, here is a fantastic list of answers:
-Free shuttle to use throughout the night from 5 - 9 p.m. to get you safely around the bars
-Free t-shirt
-Free reusable goodie bag
-You get to attend the BMO Harris Bank Center opening party from 3-5 p.m. Party includes DJ and prize give-aways
-1 Drink ticket to use at the BMO Harris Bank Center opening party
-Free snacks at the BMO Harris Bank Center opening party
-Chance to win an amazing assortment of prizes throughout the night:
o Staycation packages for Rockford and Beloit
o 4 pack of tickets for future IceHogs game
o 1 year membership to Burpee Museum
o Passes to Discovery Center Museum
o 1 year membership to Rockford Art Museum
o Lino’s gift cards
o More items being added daily!
-This is a fundraiser to support future events and activities in downtown Rockford such as festivals, public art, landscape enhancement, and much more.
So... get your ticket today!

Each participating establishment will offer a $5 Holiday Drink and complimentary, non-alcoholic, hot chocolate &/or coffee.  We've encouraged all stops to make their's the most fun and unique by including holiday music, giveaways, food specials and other exciting surprises!

This event is guaranteed to be filled with Holiday awesomeness!  And, don't be shy - invite your friends, family and coworkers! We're looking forward to seeing you all in your funky holiday get-up!

Must be at least 21 years of age to participate!

Bag pick-up will take place on Thursday 12/15 and Friday 12/16 @ the RACVB office, located at 102 N Main Street and at the Kick-off party on event day. A photo ID is required for all bag pick-ups. Photo ID's will be checked at Kick-off party entrance.  


Participating venues include:

  • Blue Line Sports Pub
  • BMO Harris Bank Center
  • Carlyle Brewing Co.
  • CJ's Public House
  • Der Rathskeller Restaurant & Bar
  • District Bar & Grill
  • Irish Rose Saloon
  • J-Bears Place
  • Owly Top Sports Pub
  • Mulligan's Pub & Grill
  • Prairie Street Brewing Company
  • The North Main Bar
  • The Olympic Tavern
  • Trinacria Restaurant & Lounge
  • Vintage @ 501

Shuttle Bus Map

Download the map here

2016 12 bars of christmas shuttle map