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The Top Ugly Sweater Parties in Boston

Posted by Samantha Laine  December 11, 2013 11:09 AM

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Party goers from a past b Postiive Ugly Sweater Party took advantage of the photo booth. Photo credit: Kelly Clinton.

It’s time to break out the nasty, old Christmas sweaters and socialize with all your fellow badly-dressed Bostonians.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, there will be ample opportunities to get use out of your atrocious festive attire. Here’s a list of the top parties in Boston to wear your beloved Ugly Sweater.

Holiday Ugly Sweater 2013- Cosby Strikes Again

December 11, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Daddy Jones Bar, Somerville
This event encourages participants to uglify themselves and meet others dressed in their best holiday sweaters. The night includes photo opportunities, appetizers, prizes, gift cards, games, hot cocoa, and a variety of cocktails made with local spirits. Proceeds for this event go towards the Mass Eye and Ear Team that will be running in the 2014 Boston Marathon. To purchase tickets, visit their event page.

American Marketing Association Boston Ugly Sweater Party

December 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Boston
Not only are ugly sweaters encouraged at this annual marketing professional network event, but prizes will be awarded to the tackiest attendees. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their event page.

A Rockin’ Ugly Sweater Party at the Lansdowne Pub

December 12, 9 p.m. to December 13, 1 a.m.
Lansdowne Pub, Boston
The powers of The Lansdowne Pub, Uber, and Sam Adams combine on Thursday night for a festival celebration of hideous sweaters. Join other holiday cheermeisters in singing with Jukebox Heroes at Live Karaoke Band and hope to win Sam Adams ugly sweaters, brewery tours, and other prizes. Enter promo code: BosUglySweater13 to receive a free ride (up to $25) from Uber. 21+, no cover.

Ugly Sweater Midday Cruise

December 12, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Spirit of Boston
Santa’s transportation of choice may be a sleigh, but everyone knows a cruise ship is the way to go. Join the Spirit of Boston on a holiday cruise with dancing, lunch, and an ugly sweater competition. 21+. To purchase tickets, visit the event’s website.

Crawling with Mrs. Claus

December 14, 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Stadium, 148 State Street, Boston
While not strictly adhering to an ugly sweater dress code, this event promises plenty of ridiculous holiday outfits. Break out the sweater yet again to enjoy an afternoon of tasting specialty drinks at Faneuil Hall bars among other naughty or nice pub crawlers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the event’s website.

Ugly Sweater Party to Benefit the Paraclete Academy

December 14, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bee’s Knees Supply Company, Boston
Wearing a terribly bad holiday sweater can do some good at this event. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Paraclete Academy, an after school enrichment program for disadvantaged, urban youth. Attendees can also purchase raffle tickets or donate gently used children's clothing, books, or holiday toys to the Paraclete Academy to win awesome prizes. To reserve a space, visit the event’s information page.

7th Annual Ugly Sweater Party Hosted by the b Positive Project

December 14, 8 p.m. to December 15, 2 a.m.
Hard Rock Café, Boston
Break out that ugly sweater for the mother of all ugly sweater parties. The b Positive Project boasts the largest and longest running ugly sweater party, offering music by Classic Yellow, drink specials, and pictures with Santa. All proceeds benefit the Resolution Run 2 Kick Cancer. To purchase tickets, visit the event website.

Ugly Sweater Party at Whole Foods

December 18, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Whole Foods Market Charles River Plaza, Boston
Get your ugly grocery shopping on at Whole Foods’ ugly sweater party. They invite participants to taste yummy treats as they get into the holiday spirit. To reserve a spot, visit their event website.

Howl at the Moon Ugly Sweater

December 20, 4 p.m. to December 21, 2 a.m.
Howl at the Moon, Boston
Listen to dueling pianos and enjoy drink specials while dressed in your holiday worst. Attendees will receive free admission if they arrive before 9 p.m. decked out in an ugly sweater. For more information, visit Howl at the Moon’s website.

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