Cereal Shots, Costumes, Ceremonies, Stickers… and All The Crazy Stuff About TBOX!
The TBOX Chicago Christmas Bar Crawl is Unlike Any Other Pub Crawl in the World! We put everything we’ve got into making it the Most Unique, Compelling, Dynamic entertainment experience in the World, and TBOX is the ORIGINAL – Founded 1996, right here in Chicago, the pioneer of the large-scale bar crawl experience! Read here for what you can expect this December! Get Tickets Here!
TBOX Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Going “WIRE TO WIRE (Baby)”
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. In 2019, it will start at 9AM – 90 Minutes before all the other bars open – and 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!
This Year, we also are having the Renowned, Hard-Rocking Beloved Chicago Band – HAIRBANGERS BALL – Performing for 2 Hours in the Morning at Cubby Bear. All included with your Ticket!
Then – after you’ve DOMINATED THE DAY crawling through the 30+ Bars of TBOX 1030am-730pm, we meet BACK at Cubby Bear for the Closing Ceremonies, a Celebration of everyone who went all the way (Wire to Wire as we call it) – and a great show by our friends, Chicago Band STACHE. We always sing our Favorite Party Songs to Kick Off the Finale Party — MY OWN WORST ENEMY, By LIT ** ALL THE SMALL THINGS By Blink 182 ** “WONDERCRAWL” by Oasis ** and I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE AND I OWE IT ALL TO YOU from Dirty Dancing.
Coming to Opening & Closing will give you the BEST TBOX Experience!!
TBOX is the World’s Greatest Costume Bar Crawl, and it’s like a combination of CHRISTMAS, HALLOWEEN, & St. Patrick’s Day all in one!
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 2019, as your favorite MEME. 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.
WE LOVE STICKERS! Collect Thousands at TBOX!
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. Would You Like to Know More?
TBOX is Like, The Best Photo Opportunity in the WORLD! Enjoy Our Picture Frames!
TBOX Invented the Use of Photo Frames at Parties. And We’re Doing It Bigger and Better than Ever This Year! In addition to our Fun & Festive Photo Frames, we’ll also have 12 “FACE IN THE HOLE” Boards of Famous Memes circulating all day. So if you get pix in all 12, you can win great prizes in our Meme Contest. And – Post #TBXO2019 as your hashtag on Instagram, and tag @TBOXBarCrawls — Your friends around the world can all see what an amazing party they’re missing! To Read More About How We Started with Frames, Click Here!
LOSING YOUR TBOX VIRGINITY!!! If it’s Your First Time, We’ll Make It Special For You!!
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!
And… This Year’s TBOX Theme is MEMES!
As you’ve probably seen from all our marketing materials – this year’s TBOX Theme is MEMES!!! Founder Christopher Festa LLLLOOOVES Memes, and thought, why not make TBOX about memes? It’s still about Christmas & Holidays – BUT – since 2009, we’ve added a yearly theme to mix it up and keep it fresh – CHECK OUT THE HISTORY OF TBOX SLIDESHOW to see some of the past years’ themes! And be sure to take pictures in the MEME GARDEN at TBOX 2019!