The Third Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl benefiting the Westside Food Bank is set for Saturday, Dec. 17.

Throughout the night, over 20 bars and restaurants in Santa Monica will come together to help raise money for those in need during the holidays through a partnership with the Westside Food Bank, which distributes food to local agencies with food assistance programs.

Over 3,000 people participated in last year’s pub crawl that collected enough food for 21,000 meals, organizers said.

Participating locations will offer drink and food specials as part of the SANTA Monica Pub Crawl festivities. To sign up, www.santamonicapubcrawl.com.

This year, crawlers are asked to pay a $10 donation/entrance fee for a special wristband, which allows them access to the drink and food specials at each official location, entrance to the official after party (to be announced) and enters them into a raffle to win dozens of prizes.

Participants are also encouraged to drop off canned food items throughout the month of December at the Westside Food Bank, 1710 22nd St. in Santa Monica, where they can collect their wristbands in advance.

Crawlers must dress in Santa/holiday attire.

The pub crawl will include bars on Wilshire Boulevard, Fourth Street, Broadway, Main Street, the pier and the Third Street Promenade. This year, there will be a SANTA Monica Pub Crawl mobile app that people can download to get a complete list of bars, routes, specials, pub crawl updates and more.

The Big Blue Bus will also be selling unlimited bus passes for $4 on the pub crawl website.

The SANTA Monica Pub Crawl is a community event and encourages responsible drinking by participants.

Information, www.santamonicapubcrawl.com.

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