It’s the little details that make holiday parties fun, and the St. Paul Santa Crawl does a great job of at least crossing the T’s with peppermint icing before getting too out of control to also dot the I’s. From the brains who brought you the annual Zombie Pub Crawl poop show, the SPSC carts you around to St. Easy party bars like Shamrock’s and Tiff’s and . . . Burger Moe’s? They also throw in festive entertainment—this year the live reindeer, carol-oke, DJs and puppy kissing booth (adorbs) are all back. And since it’s a benefit for Toys for Tots, bring a toy to donate and get a drink token. And just to throw this out there, we strongly suggest that you get your wildest friends to do the 12 Bars of Xmas in MPLS starting at noon, go through a bunch of them, take the Green Line to St. Squeezy, then finish at Santa Crawl like a St. Thomas Student or divorcée who doesn’t have her kids for the whole weekend. Saturday, 5 PM. $20 advance, $25 door. —Katie Schlieske

“The Beautiful Bars of St. Paul”