A holiday pub crawl is scheduled to raise money for programs offering technology training.
Participants can dress as Santa Claus, an elf, a reindeer, a snowman or any holiday variation for the seventh annual SantaCon holiday-themed pub crawl Dec. 8 in downtown Augusta.
Tickets cost $15 and are on sale now at EventBrite.com (search for SantaCon Augusta 2017), which gives attendees access to drink specials; free cover to all participating bars; the Sky City after-party and a koozie to the first 200 people to register. Tickets also will be available for purchase at the check-in area located outside Metro Coffeehouse on the day of the event.
Festivities will kick off at 4 p.m., and the Santa Bash after-party begins at Sky City at 11, featuring a costume contest and raffle prizes.
Santa Con is a nationally recognized pub crawl that began in San Francisco in 1994. Hundreds of cities now participate, with Augusta joining the phenomenon in 2011. Rather than just an excuse to party in holiday costumes, Augustans have turned the pub crawl into a charity event, supporting local causes.
This year, money will be raised for tech business incubator theClubhou.se to sponsor educational programs for those who otherwise would not be able to afford to learn about robotics, graphic design or 3-D printing.
Last year, participants helped raise $10,000. Previous recipients of the charity event include Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta.
For more information on SantaCon Augusta, visit its Facebook page – www.facebook.com/SantaConAugusta.