You know why Santa is so jolly all the time? No, it’s not simply because he spreads joy, delivering presents to boys and girls all around the world (though that’s a big part of it), it’s also because he drinks a lot of beer. That’s what makes you jolly, right? Since you and Santa already have so much in common, why not don a red velvet hat, a beard and participate in this year’s Santa Pub Crawl, presented by Sacramento News and Review? A $5 donation will get you drink specials at all the participating bars (Tequila Museo Mayahuel, El Rey on K, Coin-Op, Malt & Mash and Pizza Rock) and an official Pub Crawl Santa hat and pin. You’ll also embody Santa’s giving side as proceeds from this event will benefit a worthy charity, Sierra Forever Families (, and at Pizza Rock, you’ll be able to drop off new, unwrapped toys, for which you will receive a house-made snickerdoodle cookie in return. You can register for SN&R’s third annual Santa Pub Crawl in person from 5–6 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2016, at the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink (Seventh and K streets), or purchase tickets in advance by going to and searching “Santa Pub Crawl.” Get your wassail on!