The 12 Bars of Christmas

The Chinatown Merchants Association is hosting “The 12 Bars of Christmas” on Saturday, December 18, 2010 to benefit two local charities: Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation (HCCF) and Make-A-Wish Hawaii.  The event is a pub crawl where participants will stroll the streets of Chinatown and enjoy at least 12 great establishments, a scavenger hunt, and other activities throughout the night.  There will also be a raffle with prizes such as airfare to Las Vegas and the neighbor islands, restaurant gift certificates, and more.  Attendees can even bring a toy or canned food donation for a free raffle ticket.  Participating establishments include: Murphy’s Bar & Grill, thirtyninehotel, Bar 35, Soho Mix Media Bar, O’Toole’s, Bambuu2, Duvin, Indigo, JJ Dolan’s, and others. 

 The goal is to unite Chinatown merchants and patrons to help Hawaii children, especially during the holiday season.

 “We want to make sure that these kids have a gift to open for Christmas…there is no better charity than helping the children of Hawaii, ” said event organizer Mark Becker.  Becker has organized similar events in Chicago beginning 10 years ago, raising over $10,000 the first year and $100,000 last year, with 5,000 people participating.  This is the first time he has organized the event in Honolulu.

Event tickets are available now for $20 presale online or $25 on the night of the event, and will provide patrons with an event t-shirt and Santa hat, as well as complimentary cover and discounted drinks at all participating bars. All proceeds go to HCCF and Make-A-Wish Hawaii. For presale tickets, visit the link: