Festivus is Back!


Photography by Alyson McClaran

This one’s for you, Seinfeld fans—or simply those who prefer to attend a less traditional holiday party this year. If you’d rather air your grievances than participate in mass consumerism, or if you’d rather drink beer than eggnog, then this alternative holiday party just might be for you.

For those of you scratching your heads: Festivus is an unconventional celebration popularized by the show Seinfeld, in which all Christmas tradition is flipped on its head. Two Parts, a Denver-based event production company, has breathed new life into the holiday with the inclusion of 60 local breweries at the event. Nineteen breweries attended the first Festivus, and that number has grown more and more each year. Now in its seventh year, the Denver Beer Festivus has conjured a huge following. (For a list of breweries, click here

In traditional Festivus fashion, besides sipping brews, you can “air your grievances” by venting about your problems online, to be showcased live at the event—there’s no catharsis like shouting to the world about what’s bugging you. You can also buy a ticket that includes admission to the Feats of Strength, which features professional wrestlers and comedians (we told you this was unconventional). Finally, dance the night away at a silent disco.

The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Denver Sports Castle (1000 Broadway, Denver). Grab your tickets at the Denver Beer Festivus website.  

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