The Santa Crawl is part of a worldwide group called SantaCon that conducts Santa themed bar crawls. This year there are around 100 official SantaCons worldwide, including 37 on December 8th alone. So while you might not be able to make the Crawl here, there are lots of other options available (New York’s is legendary).
Check out the SantaCon website for more info.
Allow me to toot our horn a little bit. Many SantaCons, including the legendary New York one, have embrace the idea of leveraging the fun into a charitable event. We here in State College were on the leading edge of that movement. Like New York, we have been doing it for five years. New York, with orders of magnitude more participants than we have, has successfully raised more than $400,000 for NY area charities. We, in our little corner of the world, have pulled in $50,000 for the Pat Boland Memorial Fund in Penn State’s Bellisario College of Communications. We are quite proud of that effort. I’d put our results up against anyone.