Our BeadQuest Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is BACK! February 26 in Wrigley!

THE BEADS ARE BACK IN TOWN!!  On Saturday, February 26, the #BeadQuest2022 Mardi Gras Bar Crawl is returning to Wrigleyville, Chicago!  Started in 2009, BeadQuest has become our 2nd Biggest Event behind TBOX, with thousands of colorful Mardi Gras Crawlers scrambling for TONS of Mardi Gras Beads at bars around Wrigleyville.  We missed 2021, but we’re coming back for our 13th Annual BeadQuest this year!  Click the pic for more info!

Our COVER YOUR BASES Baseball Bar Crawl is coming back to Wrigleyville May 14!

Our beloved “Cover Your Bases” (CYB) Baseball-Themed Pub Crawl is coming back to Wrigleyville after a Two-Year Absence  on May 14, 2022.  #CYB2022 will be a celebration of spring and all things baseball!  Crawlers, wear your favorite team’s hats and jerseys along with your CYB T-Shirt, and go from bar to bar around Wrigley Field to collect stickers for your t-shirt to go ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BASES and SCORE!  Cover Your Bases is always on a Cubs AWAY Day, so we have Wrigley to ourselves!  Click the pic for more info!

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#TBOX2022 - Save the Date - December 10 - Festa's 26th Annual 12 Bars of Xmas

Our 25th Annual Silver Anniversary TBOX was incredibly memorable, and we can’t wait for TBOX #26 set for Saturday, December 10, starting at 10AM, in Wrigleyville, Chicago!  Early Bird Tickets will go on sale later in 2022 – you won’t want to miss this epic, classic, iconic Chicago event as we move into our 2nd Quarter-Century of Partying!  Click the pic for more info!

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Thanks for Making TBOX2021 Awesome!

Thank you much to the Thousands of Crawlers who made our 25th Anniversary of the Original 12 Bars of Xmas such an amazing time, as we went BACK TO THE 90s!!!  It was a Beautiful, Sunny Day as we crawled through 30 Wrigleyville Bars in 1990s and Christmas Costumes, visited the great Wrigleyville Holiday Pop-Ups, and jammed with 90s Band Grunge Candy in the Morning & Evening!  Kurt Cobain even came back from the afterlife to join us!   Learn More about TBOX 2021 here, see the photos & highlights of the event! 

TBOX(R), the brainchild of founder Christopher Festa, is one of the world’s most unique parties!  Sure, there are other bar crawls and other Christmas parties, but where else can you do Cereal Shots, Collect over 2  Million Stickers, Take Your Picture in Frames, Go “Wire to Wire”, attend Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and Party with Royalty, all while wearing pajamas with thousands of your new best friends in Wrigleyville on a Saturday Morning in December?? Only at TBOX!   MORE…

Do you like dressing in crazy costumes, eating Froot Loops and drinking festive beverages starting at 10AM, supporting dozens of local businesses, helping donate $300,000 to local charities, being around Chicago’s funnest & coolest partiers, and being part of an only – in – Chicago party tradition that has been going strong for 25 years?  All for less than 1/4 of the price of an average sports or concert ticket?  Then TBOX 2021, Festa’s Original 12 Bars of Xmas on December 11 in Wrigleyville, Chicago — is the party for YOU!  MORE….

TBOX® has been featured in Local and Wordwide Media including RedEye, Thrillist, TimeOut, Playboy, WCIU TV, WFLD Fox Chicago TV, WGN Radio and TV, Chicagoist, ABC, and many more. And Celebrities like Country Superstar BRETT ELDREDGE, Reality TV Starts from BIG BROTHER® and The BACHELOR®, Cubs Great RYAN DEMPSTER, and Comedians Joe Nunez and Horatio Sanz hae attended TBOX ®  MORE… 

Read about the History of TBOX®, how it started as a small gathering for Founder Christopher Festa’s friends, and eventually attracted over 200,000 crawlers, and become the world’s largest holiday bar crawl.

See what you’ve been missing – or see yourself – in our photo albums of some of the best shots from TBOX from the past 25 Years…

OUR TBOX2021 Photos have all been posted on our Facebook Page  – Click Here to View, Tag, Comment!

See even more of what you’ve been missing in our action-packed TBOX Bar Crawl Videos – Highlights from the Events, as well as TV and Press Appearances about the 12 Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl.
Read about Festa Parties Incorporated, pioneers of the commercial bar crawl industry, and pretty much, the inventors of what the world knows today as a pub crawl!

TBOX Bar Crawls has proudly supported local Chicago and Lakeview  Local Charities!  Over our years in business, Festa Parties Incorporated, our company that produces TBOX (R), has donated over $315,000 to local charities including Lakeview Pantry Food Bank, the Lakeview East Community Partnership, the Chicago Dance Marathon benefiting Lurie Children’s hospital, and many other great local charitable organizations and nonprofits.  AND 🙂 – we don’t just do Cereal Shots at TBOX… we’ve donated TONS of boxes of Cereal to Lakeview Pantry as well to help share the sweetness!   Read More about all the organizations we have donated to here.

TBOX (R) is a registered trademark of Festa Parties Incorporated, and does business as TBOX Bar Crawls.

TBOX is Festa’s Original Twelve Bars of Xmas Chicago Pub Crawl.  Founder Christopher Festa began the event for fun with friends in 1996, and by 2003, it had grown to over 2,000 people, and became a business. By 2010, over 10,000 people were attending, and Festa added annual Mardi Gras, Baseball, and other theme pub crawls throughout each year. and Festa has donated nearly $315,000 to Chicago charities

#TBOX2022, Festa’s 26th Annual 12 Bars of Xmas.  The World’s Largest, Longest-Running Holiday Bar Crawl returns to Wrigleyville, starting in the morning of Saturday, December 10, 2022, with Opening Ceremonies at the World-Famous Cubby Bear, and including great Chicago bars like Murphy’s Bleachers, Deuce’s MLB, Sluggers, Old Crow, and more great Wrigleyville Bars.

#TBOX2022 – The 26th Annual Original Festa 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl – will be on Saturday, December 10 – Info Here.  Tickets go on sale September 27,  2022.