2015 Official Itinerary

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With exactly ten days to go until Santa Crawl Day (Saturday Dec 12th), it’s time to release the official itinerary. Westbound Crawlers 8:00-9:00 – Kildare’s 9:00-10:00 – Lion’s Den, Primanti Bros 10:00-11:00 – Rotelli, Brewery, Tavern, ShandyGaff 11:00-12:00 – Mad Mex, Rathskellar, Read more ›

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Jump For Joy

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Just got the numbers from the “Run Rudolph Run” 5K Run/Walk that LeftRightRepeat.net ran in conjunction with the Santa Crawl.  They raised an additional $800 for the Pat Boland Fund bringing our total from last Saturday to $15,856.   A big Read more ›

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Record Totals!

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We absolutely blew through every milestone that I had hoped we would make this season – and kept going.  I never expected numbers like we got.  A big Christmas cheer goes out to all of you who helped make this Read more ›

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“Must Be Santa Crawl”

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The Pure Cane Sugar Band absolutely nailed it with this little ditty for us. I am declaring “Must Be Santa Crawl” as the official anthem of the State College Santa Crawl. Absolutely love the lyrics. Thank you Kate Twoey for Read more ›

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2015 Official Indigo Shot

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As always Indigo does a bang up job with the Santa Crawl group photo. They have also uploaded tons of pics from Saturday night to their Facebook webpage. Thanks much to the Indigo staff and photographer Jonathon Hsieh for the Read more ›

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Bar Special

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I’ve had plenty of people ask me about a bar special, so I’ve lined one up for you – and it’s literally a BAR special not a drink special. Champs Downtown will be opening their doors for the very first Read more ›

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Temps in the 60s

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Current AccuWeather forecast says we have temps in the 60’s during the day and 50’s at night.  Looks like perfect weather both for the “Run Rudolph Run” 5K Run Walk and the Santa Crawl. The record high for Saturday is Read more ›

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Guide For Newbies

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The explosive growth that the Crawl has experienced means that we have scores of new people showing up every year. It’s worth taking a few moments to understand what the Crawl is all about, so here’s my list of hints Read more ›

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Santa BA On The Air

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SantaBA will be making his traditional Santa Crawl week appearance on the Forever Broadcasting morning shows during the 8am hour tomorrow (Wednesday 12/09/15). Our charity partner is the Pat Boland Memorial Internship Award, an award gifted by the Penn State Read more ›

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Rudolph The Musical

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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Musical is coming to the Bryce Jordan Center next Wednesday. The timing is almost perfect. I’m hoping that “Bernie the Elf” Punt can get the entire cast to come in a few days early and Read more ›

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Record Highs Saturday?

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There’s bound to be numerous records set this Saturday. I expect a record high number of participants and a record high number of dollars raised – but that’s not what I’m referring to. Accuweather suggests that there is a good Read more ›

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Ho Ho Snow

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Santa’s helpers took to the slopes yesterday in Sunny River Maine as part of their 16th annual Santa Sunday. They had about 150 Santas and raised about $1500 dollars for a local charity. We hope to triple both those numbers Read more ›

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Wristbands On Sale Now

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We’re encouraging Santa Crawlers to pick up their wristbands before the start of the event next Saturday in order to avoid any potential lines. To facilitate that, we’ll be selling the bands at more locations, at an earlier date, and Read more ›

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Our Cause

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On this “Giving Tuesday”, it only seemed appropriate to fill everyone in on our charity partner, “The Pat Boland Memorial Internship Fund”.   The Boland Fund, run by the Penn State College of Communications, provides deserving communications students with financial assistance toward their Read more ›

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Town & Gown Photo Credits

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There’s now a direct link to the Town & Gown Santa Crawl story available.   T&G’s online magazine is hosted by StateCollege.com and the Santa Crawl article can be found here. One thing that I thought was missing from the Read more ›

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Welcome Primanti Bros

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Next Saturday, Primanti Bros will become the 22nd 24th different establishment to officially participate in the Santa Crawl.  To the best of my recollection, the list below is ordered by the date that each pub was first added to the schedule. Read more ›

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Town & Gown Magazine

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T&G Magazine hits the streets today with their December issue. Included in the issue is a very nice story on the Santa Crawl, including the back story behind the Crawl and information about the scholarship fund that the Crawl benefits. If Read more ›

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