Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek Set for Downtown Kent

Proceeds to Benefit Kent Social Services

Saturday, December 9 | 5pm | $10 per ticket


Ugly Christmas sweaters once signified unwanted holiday gifts from long-forgotten relatives. They have come to represent a playful forerunner of the pending holiday season in recent years, however. To ring in the 2017 holiday season, Main Street Kent and the Great Lakes Brewing Company will host the second annual Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek beginning at 5PM on Saturday, December 9 in downtown Kent.

The Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek starts at the Venice Café (163 W. Erie St.), where attendees can check in from 5PM to 8PM to pick up their trek “pass” and event cup to be used for discounted Great Lakes Brewing Company beverages throughout the evening. The 10 participating downtown locations include: Venice Café, Water Street Tavern, Ray’s Place, The Loft, Zephyr Pub, Panini’s, Bricco, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dominick’s, and 157 Lounge. Event tickets are available for purchase online for $10 each: All Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek ticketholders will be entered in a drawing to win an overnight stay at a downtown Cleveland hotel, $100 in casino chips to Jack Casino, and a $50 gift card to Great Lakes Brewing Company.

There will also be an Ugly Sweater Contest; trekkers can get photos taken for free in a photo booth at the Venice Café from 5PM to 8PM, and/or post pictures of their own on social media utilizing the hash tag #kenttaverntrek. Prizes will be awarded for the “Best Ugly Sweater” (judged by the event committee) and “Most Likes and Shares on Social Media.” Ugly sweater contest winners will each receive a Great Lakes Brewing Company cooler filled with GLBC swag. Prize winners for all contests will be announced on Mon., Dec. 11th. This is an all-weather event and tickets are non-refundable.

Event proceeds will benefit Kent Social Services, who received $1,000 from the 2016 event.

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