Holiday spirits: Christmas-themed pop-up bars and bar crawls

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CLEVELAND (WJW)– It’s time to gather your friends, put on your ugly Christmas sweater and escape the chaos of holiday shopping.

Pop-up bars:

That Christmas Bar
2234 West Tuscarawas St., Canton
Nov. 22 to Dec. 28. Hours vary.

This rotating pop-up bar changes themes with the season. But we promise, the halls are decked and the drinks are decadent.

(Photo courtesy: That Pop-Up Bar)

The Christmas Corner Bar
Around the Corner, 18616 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Nov. 22 to Dec. 31. Hours vary by day.

Part of Around the Corner gets decked in lights and decorations.

(Photo courtesy: Around the Corner)

Lake Effects
The Schofield Building, 2000 East 9th St., Cleveland
Nov. 29 to Dec. 31, Tuesday through Sunday

A gorgeous Christmas pop-up back for another year, perfect to celebrate the season.

(Photo courtesy: Lake Effects)

Miracle on 4th Street
Society Lounge, 2063 East 4th St., Cleveland
Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to midnight.

This downtown Cleveland bar transforms with crafted holiday cocktails and kitschy decor.

Koala-La, La, La, La, La, La, La (Photo courtesy: Melissa Hom via Magrino PR)

Bar crawls and more:

3rd Annual 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl
Cleveland-area bars
Dec. 7 from noon to 8 p.m.
$18 to $20

Registration at Dive Bar. Free shuttle buses around the crawl. Drink specials are participating bars.

Christmas Ale Beer Crawl
Downtown Willoughby
Dec. 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
$35 to $45

An afternoon of beer and holiday cheer. There’s also an ugly sweater contest.

2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl
Downtown Canton
Dec. 14 from noon to 8 p.m.

Hit the thrift store or raid grandma’s closet for the perfect ugly sweater. Specials and a bar crawl shirt.

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl
Lakewood-area bars
Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hundreds of crawlers bar hopping  in the tackiest Christmas clothes they can find. Tickets include T-shirt and koozie. The past three years were sell-outs.

Dashin’ Through the Bars
Flats East Bank and Warehouse District
Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$17.25 to $29.99

You’re going to want to put on your best Christmas outfit for this one. Deals on food and drink. No cover charges.

Santa’s Sleigh Ride
Dave and Buster’s, 25735 1st St., Westlake
Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

It starts with appetizers and games, then take a party bus to four other bars. Expect sing-a-longs and trivia.

Santas in Tremont
Tremont Tap House, 2572 Scranton Rd., Cleveland
4 p.m. on Dec. 14
$25 for early registration, $30 day of

Chose between Team Santa and Team Grinch then hit the streets of Tremont for a 1-mile run/walk/job/crawl. Post-race party at The South Side.

Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek
Main Street Kent
Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

More than a dozen bars. $5 Great Lakes Brewing Company Christmas Ale pints. Attendees entered to win $100 GLBC gift card.

A Very 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale Party
Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights
Dec. 20 at 9 p.m.
$10 to $12

Enjoy music from Window Dogs, Souther and more, plus a bad Santa photo booth and Thirsty Dog beer specials.

Jingle Bell Rock Bar Crawl
Warehouse District
Dec. 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
$15 to $30

An eight-bar crawl. Tickets include Santa hat or reindeer ears, drinking mug and jingle bell bracelet. Drink specials at every bar.

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