Here are some places you can don your ugly Christmas sweater with pride – and maybe win a prize. And don’t forget about National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day on Friday.
Ugly Sweater Run
Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and join Fleet Feet Sports Columbia for a night run. A representative from Hoka will have running shoes you can take try out during the event. The route goes through Quail Valley on public streets, so bring your lights and reflective gear.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fleet Feet Sports Columbia, 945 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo. Free. www.facebook.com/events/1420919384615485/
Festivus and ugly sweater contest at Random Tap
Put on yours sweater and gather round the Festivus pole to air your grievances at Random Tap on Satruday. Special beers will be tapped at 5 p.m.
Random Tap, 10509 Two Notch Road. Free. www.facebook.com/events/1833049226980552/
Jingle Bell Run
The Jingle Bell Run is an annual 5K that raises money for The Arthritis Foundation. Holiday-themed costumes are highly encouraged. So tie jingle bells to your shoelaces, show off that ugly Christmas sweater and get some exercise for a good cause.
8 a.m. Saturday at Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center, 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce. www.jbr.org
Ugly sweaters + beer
Wear an ugly or Christmas sweater to World of Beer in the Vista and get free Christmas beer. Keep it for yourself or use it for stocking stuffers!
All day Saturday. worldofbeer.com/Locations/TheVista
Ugly Christmas sweater party at Tin Roof
Tin Roof is hosting an ugly Christmas sweater party with a contest. The winner walks away with a Tin Roof gift card. Music for the night will be provided by Pluto for Planet.
Friday, Dec. 23 at Tin Roof, 1022 Senate St. Free. www.tinroofcolumbia.com
Ugly Christmas sweater party at Art Bar
Art Bar is having an ugly Christmas sweater party with Art Bar Bucks for the ugliest.
8 p.m. Friday at Art Bar, 1211 Park St.
At Casual Pint
Casual Pint’s Ugly Chrsitmas Sweater Party starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. Winner gets a Yeti Cooler.
807 Gervais St. vista.thecasualpint.com