Ugly Sweater Contests in Denver: Get Ready to Deck the Halls and Dress to (Not) Impress!

Denver knows how to celebrate the holidays in style, and that includes throwing some epic ugly sweater contests! Here are a few happening throughout the city:

1. Ugly Sweater Party at Punch Bowl Social:

  • Date: December 6th, 2023
  • Time: 6:30PM – 9:30PM
  • Location: Punch Bowl Social, 65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Cost: Free entry
  • Details: Get ready to sleigh the holiday season at this festive party! Enjoy an ugly sweater contest with fabulous prizes, holiday cocktails, one free hour of play (excluding arcade and based on availability), classic holiday movies, and more. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots to spread some holiday cheer.
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2. Denver Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl:

  • Date: December 9th, 2023
  • Time: 2PM – 8PM
  • Location: Check-in at the Society Sports Bar, 1510 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
  • Cost: $15-30
  • Details: This is the ultimate ugly sweater bar crawl, with visits to multiple venues including Society Sports Bar, Pour House on Market, Sports Column, 1930 Blake, The Retro Room, Sidecar Lounge, and more, discounted drinks, and a costume contest with cash and prizes! Get ready for a night of festive fun and merry mayhem.
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3. Ugly Sweater Silent Disco & Sweater Swap:

  • Date: December 15th, 2023
  • Time: 5PM – 8PM
  • Location: Denver Pavilions, 1600 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Jingle all the way to this silent disco and sweater swap! Dance the night away to three different channels of holiday music while rocking your ugliest sweater. You can even swap sweaters with other attendees for a chance to find a new festive favorite.
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4. Do The Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl:

  • Date: December 16th, 2023
  • Time: 2PM – 6PM
  • Location: Check-in at The Refinery, 1001 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
  • Cost: $20-30
  • Details: This pub crawl takes you to some of Denver’s best bars like The Refinery, 1UP Arcade Bar, Swanky’s, Sports Column, Denver Milk Market, Retro Room Lounge, and Sidecar Lounge, all while you’re rocking your ugliest sweater. Enjoy discounted drinks, a costume contest, and a festive atmosphere.
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5. Ugly Sweater Contest at the Denver Christkindl Market:

  • Dates: Every Friday and Saturday through December 24th, 2023
  • Time: 6PM
  • Location: Denver Christkindl Market, 1455 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
  • Cost: Free entry
  • Details: Head to the Denver Christkindl Market for a chance to win prizes in their weekly ugly sweater contest. Show off your holiday spirit and your most outrageous sweater for a chance to be crowned the winner.
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These are just a few of the many ugly sweater contests happening throughout Denver this holiday season. So grab your most hideous sweater, gather your friends, and get ready for some festive fun!