It’s time for the ugly side of the holiday season to reveal itself (in all its glory!)


Tis the season to bring out your most gaudy and loud Christmas sweater and be proud as you strut it around at one of the ugly sweater parties in town. Win prizes! Amaze your friends!

Annual UGLY Sweater Contest and Party

Sat., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.

Steel Creek Tacoma, 1114 Broadway, Tacoma

The annual Ugly Sweater Contest and Party will unfold at Steel Creek Dec. 16. The party starts at 9 p.m. but you can enjoy free cover before midnight by wearing an ugly sweater. Everyone through the door gets a free ticket to Steel Creek’s Fireball New Year’s Eve 2018.

Enter your ugly sweater in the contest by registering at the front door with the hosts by 10:30 p.m. The winner will receive a pair of Seahawks tickets to the Dec. 17 game vs. the Rams. Only the most outrageous and over the top sweaters will make the cut. The contest will be held at midnight and is crowd-judged.

Enjoy a free photo booth provided by The PixiBox with tons of props for photo fun. Santa will be roaming around and taking photos with everyone.


Champagne Sunday and Ugly Ottermas Sweater Party

Fri., Dec. 22, 8 p.m.

Odd Otter Brewing Company, 716 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Put on your ugliest Christmas sweaters and boogie down with Champagne Sunday at Odd Otter’s second annual Ugly Ottermas Sweater Party.  Prizes are awarded to the top three ugliest sweaters. Info:

Ugly Sweaters 4 Pretty People Party

Fri., Dec. 22, 4-11:30 p.m.

Dunagan Brewing Co., 1126 Commerce St., Tacoma

Come sweater with Dunagan Brewing and jingle their bells! they will have free pie and you can bring food to share. The guest with the best sweater goes home with a growler of their choice. Entertainment will be Irish music from That Irish Guy from 9 p.m. on. No cover. Info: or

Jazzbones Ugly Sweater Party

Sat., Dec. 23, 8 p.m.

Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave., Tacoma

Ugly Sweater party with DJ Reign. 21+  Info:

Jingle Bell Run

Sun., Dec. 24, 10 a.m. and noon

Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma

The race features a pre-race costume contest that includes a best ugly sweater category. Each race will have its own contest 30 minutes prior to the race start. Info:

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