Cereal Shots, Costumes, Ceremonies, Stickers… and All The Crazy Stuff About TBOX!
TBOX, Being Not Any Ordinary Pub Crawl, But What We Want to be the BEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR YOU — doesn’t just start off at any old bar – but with an elaborate OPENING CEREMONIES (yeah, just like the Olympics!) at CUBBY BEAR, 1059 West Addison, across from Wrigley Field. We highly encourage you all to be there bright and early to get the party started.
All of the TBOX VIPs and Royalty are there, and we have Cereal Flying Everywhere. TBOX Founder Mr. Christopher Festa, and the VIPs, will be there to “Take Your TBOX Virginity” if it’s your first time, and serve you a HUGE Scoop of Cereal for an awesome photo op, getting your World Famous TBOX Cereal Shot!
Starting around the 8th or 9th TBOX, people started really stepping up their costume game… Crazy Christmas Attire… Pajamas… Onesies… Ugly Sweaters… Sexy Santa Outfits… and over the years, fantastic group and theme costumes. Pretty much ANYTHING GOES!!! And anytime you see any type of Pajama Crawl, Onesie Crawl, Santa Crawl, Ugly Sweater Party… they’re Copying TBOX. So why not come to the Original?
We encourage you to dress in Colorful, Fun Holiday Attire and/OR – for 2021 – The Theme is BACK TO THE 90s!!! You’ll see some of the most incredibly dressed people when you come to the one and only, the original, the legendary, Twelve Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago!
What’s With the CEREAL and CEREAL SHOTS?!
TBOX Founder Christopher Festa has always loved Cereal… he pretty much lived on it in college, and when he started throwing parties, well… Froot Loops, Cap’n Crunch, Lucky Charms – those were an integral part of the Pub Crawl experience from the beginning! Sugary, Crunchy Cereal is a great energy boost and over the years, “Cereal Shots” developed into a form of edible confetti. We lean you back and pour a whole scoop of sweet cereal in you, on you, and everywhere! Watch our little video (turn on the sound too!) – and if you want to know more, Read the Whole Fascinating Backstory HERE! It involves Green Beer, a Bucket, High School Hijinks, and the kind of stuff you’d read in a “Florida Man…” article.
One of the FUNNEST things about TBOX are the TONS of FUNNY STICKERS. We’ve made over 1.7 MILLION! They say things like “TBOX VIRGIN” for first-timers, “I AM SINGLE”, “I AM NOT IN A COMMITTED MONOGAMOUS RELATIONSHIP”, “LET’S MAKE OUT RIGHT NOW”, “I LIKE HAPPY ENDINGS”, and tons of other silly, fun, flirty things. And this year, we have a totally fun, LIT collection of Christmas and Meme Themed Stickers! Get them when you check in or during the day from our Street Team or VIPs!
So collect them Throughout the day and at Pre-Check In.
TBOX Invented the Use of Photo Frames at Parties., and they are one of the most fun and original parts of TBOX,. Post #TBXO2021 as your hashtag on Instagram, and tag @TBOXBarCrawls — Your friends around the world can all see what an amazing party they’re missing!
Hahahaha, OK let’s explain… if you haven’t been to TBOX before, you’re considered a “TBOX VIRGIN” and we give you a Sticker showing your Innocent Status. To Officially LOSE IT – you have to do a Cereal Shot from one of our VIPs or Cereal Shot Stations and Get Your Sticker Signed. See how the Cereal ties in now!? But don’t worry, you can have cereal even if you’re a TBOX veteran!
As you’ve probably seen from all our marketing materials – this year’s TBOX Theme is BACK TO THE 90s!!!
Mr. Festa founded TBOX in 1996, and as it grew and attracted more people, he still wanted to keep things Fresh for the people who came back every year. So in 2008/2009, he started creating a THEME for each year’s TBOX, like TBOX-Opoly, Camp TBOX, Air TBOX, TBOX Zoo, TBOX Amusement Park, TBOX the Motion Picture, and More…
And for the 25th Anniversary, we’re celebrating the decade we started!!! Read more about the BACK TO THE 90s THEME.