Are you guilty of owning a gilded, glittery Christmas sweater? This is the time of year to wear them. According to myuglychristmassweater.com, these festive duds were all the rage after WWII when they were first knit with moose and snowflakes. Crazy sweaters became really popular in the 80s but soon died off. Fast forward about 20 years when some college kids decided to wear their mom’s festive knits to a theme party in Vancouver and the Ugly Christmas Sweater party was born.
We’ve found some local events where you can show off your sweatered self, or read our tips below and host your own.
Honey West, Burlington
3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Xmas Party December 21st
Plucker’s Wing & Crab Shack, Aldershot
It’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Season, dress in your best (or worst) ugly sweater for this fun party on Saturday December 6th – there’s even a prize for the Ugliest sweater. Live music with The Fog, 1/2 Price Pastas and 1/2 Price Drink Specials all night.
Halton Meet-up Social Club
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with a Twist! New to the Area? Looking to expand your social group? Or simply looking to try new experiences, then join the HPSG.
The Spirit of Christmas @ Porcelain Records, Hamilton
The Create Joy Fund’s Innaugural Fundraiser and Toy Raiser will be on November 29th at the Porcelain Records studio on 171 Beach Rd. Primarily a toy raiser for the Children’s Toy Drive, the event is looking to revive the spirit of Christmas this year. With your ticket, you will enter a holiday world with food, music and merriment, that will uplift your spirits and get you ready for the Holiday season. 100% of proceeds will go to the Create Joy Fund, which benefits The Annual Colour Festival A Midsummer’s Dream and creates joy with random acts of Joy. This event will surely get you into the Holiday Spirit, and kick it off right! Who can say no to Christmas Music, Christmas Sweaters, Food, Alcohol, and Merriment!
Host an Ugly Sweater Party!
- Host the party as a charity event.
- Get an ugly sweater-shaped (but delicious) cake made by a local baker.
- Have prizes for best ugly sweater.
- Download, personalize and print your own ugly invites.
- Serve some tacky cocktails
- Raid your parent’s closets, buy a sweater at Value Village, or maybe a fancy NHL ugly pullover or traditional ugly sweater from Retro Festive in Oakville.
Once the party is over, you could hang onto your weird, wooly garment for next year or donate it so that someone else can keep warm.