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Ugly Christmas Sweater and Holiday Lights Bar Crawl
**Prices go up as demand goes up. Slots are limited to no more than 75 people per crawl** What’s better than wearing that b-e-a-utiful Christmas sweater grandma made you while havin’ a few drinks? Seeing 2 million Christmas lights with your friends at the best zoo in the midwest: The Lincoln Park Zoo! Yep, that’s right...Join others in full holiday spirits, dressed in their ugliest sweaters, as we bar hop in Lincoln Park and pass through the breathtaking ZooLights Christmas lights display at the zoo. Lastly, we’ll end the night with a vote on the ugliest sweater on the bar crawl. That lucky winner will take home a giftcard to Starbucks and will be personally chauffeured via the Polar Express. Get Tickets Here: We'll be stopping at: Sedgwicks Gaslight All aboard? Perfect! Don’t miss out, grab your friends and yourself a ticket now! Details Schedule will be emailed out the day of the crawl There will be specials at each bar for you to enjoy You’ll join the party with your ugly Christmas sweater on at a bar in Lincoln Park and get warmed up with a few drinks After about an hour or so, we’ll get our last gulps in and head toward the Lincoln Park Zoo as a group After we walk through the ZooLights display and all instagram-worthy related pics are taken, we’ll head on over to the next bar where we’ll vote on the ugliest sweater Each bar will be within a 5-10 minute walking distance Ugly Christmas sweater attire is not required but highly recommended. Come on, don’t let grandma down! Cheers, Sam Amir | Superhost | Meet People Chicago We Like You. Like Us Back on Facebook! Tweet Tweet. Follow Us on Twitter! Smile. Snap. Follow us on Instagram! Get Tickets Here: * Ugly Christmas Sweater Lincoln Park Bar Crawl (through the zoo!) is a Meet People Chicago event. Lincoln Park Zoo is not affiliated with this crawl. About Meet People Chicago - Every week, 100s of people join Chicago's number one social party group - Find out why people have said they had the time of their lives with us - Great Opportunity to make some new friends in this awesome city - Enjoy the atmosphere at relaxed lounge & bar area As soon as we reach 10000 Facebook "likes", we will say "Thank You" by inviting all of our Facebook Fans to a completely FREE Party!!! In case you haven't clicked "Like" yet, you can still do so now in order to get a FREE Admission ticket for the upcoming Facebook Party. Special offer: Become a member for as low as $9.99 a month and go to our events free! See details here: Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends and join us!

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park · Chicago, IL

What we're about

"Peter - I want to say thank you. All my good friends and the love of my life, I have met through your events. Now I have a beautiful baby and it's all because of you!" - Jill

"Before I found out about your events, I stayed home and was a loner. Now I find myself being a social butterfly. My confidence level has never been higher. I've met so many friends and wonderful people. Thank you for what you have done!" - Sarah

"Peter, you probably don't remember me but I went to last year's Division Street Bar Crawl. I met this girl from Dubai and I had the week of my life. I just want to say thank you." - Tall young guy

The three above comments were made by our members. These are just three out of hundreds I have gotten over the last several years. It's hard to explain to people over a web page on why we're different and why I started this group in the first place. And to be honest, it's almost impossible to explain. I see so many comments on Meetup about how to meet people, on doing a "pre-meetup" before a meetup, on how to even show up at an event. It's because these people have never been to my events. And they think, accurately for the most part, that it's not just hard to meet people, but scary too. Who wouldn't be? But our meetups are not like any others. We're genuine, authentic and real. All our members are no different than other meetups that are disappointing but what makes us different is in our culture. We are an inclusive, friendly and social group. Why and how? Because we created this culture since our first meetup 4 years ago. And since then thousands have been to our events, thousands more have connected, hundreds have met their best friends and even over a dozen have gotten married. Yup, all this because of a passion to connect others. Read my two blogs and you will understand why I did all this: How It All Started ( and Creating a Phenomenon (

Now, creating all these events hundreds of them a year so we can connect thousands of Chicagoans take much effort and time. That's why for the most part we charge a small fee, usually $10 for our events for our hosting and organizing services as well as event expenses. Or if you want to save money, subscribe for just $9.99 a month ( and go to our events at no extra charge. We hope you understand for a small amount we are able to change lives for the better.

So, don't worry about meeting people here. I guarantee you that you will have a good time and that you will meet interesting people. If you are still nervous (and it's okay) just direct message me and I will try my best to answer your questions.

-Peter Shen, Founder of Meet People Chicago (

Do you love bar crawls? Exploring different Chicago neighborhoods? Trying out new drinks? Meeting new people? Of course you do! And you are at the right place!

Welcome to Chicago Bar Crawl Meetup. We are Chicago's Meetup group dedicated to bar crawls only. And when we say bar crawls, we mean ALL kind of bar crawls. Like? Well let us tell you!

Types of Bar Crawls:

Walking Neighborhood Bar Crawl

Rooftop Bar Crawl

The 606 Trail Bar Crawl

Party Bus Bar Crawl

Holiday Themed Bar Crawl

Pretty awesome eh!? But what is even more awesome than the above bar crawls we'll do is that our main goal is actually to meet people and have fun together. What we mean is we will start all our bar crawls and end all our bar crawls together. So, imagine meeting 100 people from the first bar and finishing of with 100 new friends at the last bar. Now, that is AWESOME!

Join our group and start meeting new people and exploring Chicago with friends!

Chicago Bar Crawls are hosted by ( Welcome to the Phenomenon (

About Meet People Chicago

Every week, 100s of people join Chicago's number social party group. Everybody is welcome, so tell your friends and join us!

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As soon as we reach 5000 Facebook "likes", we will say "Thank You" by inviting all of our members to a completely FREE Party!!! In case you haven't clicked "Like" yet, you can still do so now in order to get a FREE Admission ticket for the upcoming Facebook Party.

Most of our events are only $10 but you can become a MPC member for just $9.99 a month and go to events for free! Go to to find out more and start meeting new friends!

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