The Gem City Podcast is proud to present the 10th Annual Santa Pub Crawl! We are honored to host this year’s festivities, all to benefit The Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots campaign. Every child deserves a toy for the holiday, and we are working hard to make sure that dream is fulfilled for the children of Dayton!

Please join us December 12th in the Oregon District for the Santa Pub Crawl. Registration is held at both the Oregon Express and The Dublin Pub from 5-8:30pm. Please bring a $10 value toy or a $10 cash donation. Please do not put wrapping paper on the toy, as the Marine’s need to divide the toys by gender and age groups. If you are late, no worries! Please give your donation to a Marine or identified volunteer to get your Pub Crawl Passport.

After registration, you are free to crawl through the Oregon District at your leisure. The Passport you receive at registration lists the names of the participating bars. Please get a stamp at each bar and once you have that filled, turn in at our 10pm costume contest at Blind Bob’s to be entered to win door prizes. There is no rush though! We will be pulling door prizes until midnight, so make sure you turn in your passport by midnight at the latest. You do not need to be present to win!

Our fabulous costume and door prizes are donated by our generous sponsors: Heidelberg (Budweiser, Goose Island), Buckeye Vodka, Folio Designhaus, and Epic Fitness. Make sure to don your most festival holiday gear to be registered for the best prizes in our costume contest! Categories include Best Male, Best Female, Best Couple and Best Group. Oh, and the Bud Light Girls will be on hand to help us celebrate from 8pm until midnight!! Yeah!

Please be safe! We have a free ride code from uber, for up to a $20 ride for new customers. Use code “santacrawl15” for first time riders. Also we have a group of rooms reserved at a group rate at the downtown Crowne Plaza. Please mention the Santa Pub Crawl when you call to make a reservation.

We hope to see all of your smiling faces at this event and let’s reach our goal of gathering 1000 toys for area children!! Tis the season!

PS… If you can’t attend this event, you can still help! There are Toys for Tots boxes located throughout Dayton. See list at bottom.

How to Go:

Registration at The Dublin Pub or at Oregon Express 5 – 8:30pm.

Cost is $10 or a $10 toy (unwrapped please)

Note: If you are late, please go to one of the participating bars and give your donation to a Marine, Bud Light girl or other volunteer.

Participating Bars:

Dublin Pub

Trolley Stop

Tumbleweed (after 8pm please)

Blind Bob’s


Oregon Express

Ned Pepper / Hole in the Wall

Locations of Toys for Tots donation boxes:

Heart (store) on Fifth St in Oregon District

Confetti (store) on Fifth St (west of Oregon District)

Cheryl and Co at The Greene

Raise Your Brush in Centerville

Archer’s Tavern in Centerville

Stone House Tavern in Waynesville

Ye Olde Trail Tavern in Yellow Springs