There's a Shit Ton of Ugly Sweater Parties This Weekend

If you were hoping to find somewhere to don your tackiest holiday sweater, you're in luck, because there are at least 10 "ugly sweater" parties this weekend.

click to enlarge Ugly sweaters — they're funny. - Photo: Rodnae Productions, Pexels
Photo: Rodnae Productions, Pexels
Ugly sweaters — they're funny.

If you were hoping to find somewhere to don your tackiest holiday sweater, you're in luck, because there are multiple "ugly sweater" parties and bar crawls happening this weekend.

Here are just 10 of them.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Low Spark
Low Spark is hosting an ugly sweater party with a themed drink menu and contest. The person with the ugliest sweater will win a $25 4EG gift card (winner will be announced at 10 p.m.). Special holiday cocktails include a holiday mule, spiked eggnog, mistletoe Manhattan and candy cane shots. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 17. Free admission. 15 W. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine,

Ugly Sweater Party at MVP Sports Bar & Grille

This party includes live music from The Hanky Panks from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. There will also be Jell-O shots and an ugly sweater contest. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 17. Free admission. 6923 Plainfield Ave., Silverton,

Let's Get Elf-d Up at The Beeline
While not a true "ugly sweater" event, this party is themed after favorite holiday film Elf. Sip the World's Best Cup of Coffee and Cotton-Headed Ninny Muggins cocktails, grab a selfie in the Elf photobooth and dance to a DJ. We feel pretty positive tacky Christmas gear — and elf costumes — are welcome. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 17. Free admission. Newport on the Levee, Newport,

German Christmas Party at Queen City Radio
On both Friday and Saturday night, Queen City Radio is hosting the equivalent of a Bavarian ugly sweater party where attendees are encouraged to dress up in German gear. Don your tracht while enjoy hot glühwein and German food from the on-site Lübecker. Dec. 17 and 18. Free admission. 222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine,

Covington's Reindeer Games Pub Crawl
The third-annual Reindeer Games Pub Crawl invites attendees to don their tackiest ugly Christmas sweater as their drink their way through Covington. There will be games at each bar on the crawl. First stop is Braxton Brewing Co., where you'll pick up your scorecard before traveling to Rich's Proper Food & Drink, the Hannaford and Parlor on 7th. The event is hosted by Braxton, Sonder Brewing and New Belgium. Turn in your scorecard at any location by the end of the night to enter to win prizes and goodies from the breweries. Check-in is between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Free. 27 W. Seventh St., Covington,

Ugly Sweater Crawl at The Banks

Wear an ugly sweater, Christmas onesies, Santa costumes, etc. for this pub crawl through The Banks. Scheduled venues include AC Upper Deck, Tin Roof, Fishbowl at The Banks, Kitty's Sports Bar, Jefferson Social and Galla Park. There will be discounts, themed drinks, an ugly sweater contest, DJs and more. Wristbands required to participate. 2-9 p.m. Dec. 18. $22.99. The Banks, Downtown,

Downtown Christmas Pub Crawl
Hosted by Better Bar Crawls, this Christmas drinking extravaganza invites those in costumes and hideous holiday sweaters to imbibe at bars including Holiday Spirits (starting at 2 p.m.), Mr. Pitiful's (at 4 p.m.), Queen City Exchange (at 6 p.m.) and Fishbowl at The Banks (at 10 p.m.). Enjoy discounted drinks and themed cocktails. More bars will be announced. Check in between 2 p.m. and midnight at the current bar on the crawl. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 18. $9, $10 day-of.  Holiday Spirits, 1538 Race St., Over-the-Rhine,

All I Want for Christmas is Brew at Listermann
Wear your worst sweater — or buy one of Listermann's on sale at the taproom — for this party and contest. The best ugly sweater will be voted on by audience applause and the winner will get a six-pack of Listermann beer. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 18. Free admission. 1621 Dana Ave., Norwood,

It's an Ugly Sweater Party at Rosedale
Rosedale has a heated tent on their outdoor patio, ready to welcome one and all in their ugliest sweaters. Sip on a winter mule or hot toddy by a fire pit while snagging selfies. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 18. Free admission. 208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine,

Karrikin Ugly Sweater Party
This is a party for people and pups. Dress you and your dog up in hideous holiday gear for photos with Santa Paws, raffle baskets and swag from Queen City Bulldog Rescue. 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Free admission. 3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax,

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