To celebrate our 25th Year, and make up for being “on a break” in 2020, the theme of #TBOX2021 is BACK TO THE 90s! We’ll celebrate the music, fashion, culture, movies, and everything from the glorious, carefree decade when TBOX was born, in 1996!


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…

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 Charities, and this Year, Portion of Proceeds from All Ticket Sales will Benefit The Lakeview East Comunity Partnership 501c3.

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

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.  Over 200,000 people have come to Festa Bar Crawls.  Festa has donated nearly $300,000 to Chicago charities, and people meeting at TBOX has led to hundreds of marriages.

There was no TBOX in 2020… so…

#TBOX2021, Festa’s 25th Annual 12 Bars of Xmas, The World’s Largest, Longest-Running Holiday Bar Crawl, will take place starting in the morning of Saturday, December 11, 2021, with Opening Ceremonies at the World-Famous Cubby Bear, and including great Chicago bars like Murphy’s Bleachers, Deuce’s MLB, Sluggers, Old Crow, Irish Oak, and 30+ more great Wrigleyville Bars.

Tickets are Now on Sale for TBOX2021 via Eventbrite – Click Here to Register!