Santarchy is one of the most epic events of the year. Last year about 500 people participated. It is not a Meetup-specific event, though several Meetup groups will be participating. It is run by the AZ Cacaphony Society.
Basically, everyone dresses up as Santa (or other Xmas character) and takes to the streets for a bar crawl in Old Town Scottsdale.
We will start at Dos Gringos. We will then hit three more stops comprised of three bars each. Each stop will be roughly an hour and a half.
START: 6:00 to 7:30--Dos Gringos
1ST STOP: 7:30 to 9:00--Gilligins, Fire House, Martini Ranch
2ND STOP: 9:00 to 10:30--DJ's, Social Tap, Shotgun Betty's
3RD STOP: 10:30 to midnight--American Junkie, The Lodge, perhaps(Spanish Fly).
I created a map of all the stops here: http://goo.gl/maps/IEpFt
The people from this group will meet near the west entrance of Dos Gringos.
Parking: There is a (free) multi-level parking structure at the NW corner of 3rd Ave and Scottsdale Rd.
Special hotel deal for Santarchy at the Clarion Hotel:
$59 for the outer rooms and $69 for the inner rooms (facing the pool). You can make reservations by calling[masked] and mentioning the “Santarchy Pub Crawl” to receive the discount. They will have a shuttle running until 8 pm. The way back is a short taxi or golf cart ride. Be safe and don't get a DUI. If you want to share a room, post it in the comments.
Some pics from last year: