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The Minneapolis 12 Bars of Christmas (12BoC)

12BoC originated in 2004 and has grown to be the largest holiday crawl in Minnesota. Gather your friends together, put on your most festive holiday attire and join us downtown Minneapolis on Friday, December 6th. To join, simply sign up for a shirt or wristband. The event officially starts at 6:00pm, but come whenever you like. Participating establishments will offer food and drink specials and free cover. Entertainment in the form of games and live music will be available at some of the locations. For more information or to order your shirt or wristband click here.
This is the original, homegrown, 12BoC. This is our 16th year and thanks to your support we are proud to announce that we have donated over $115,000 to Children’s Minnesota! Unlike a similar, copycat event put on by a non-local corporation ALL proceeds benefit Children’s Minnesota!
Downtown Minneapolis – all locations are within walking distance of 1st Ave. Complete list of participating establishments can be found here.

Event Date and Time

December 6, 2019, 6 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.


Downtown Minneapolis, participating locations announced later in November.



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