Ugly Christmas Sweater Events

Joining the Crew of Fox and Friends on Tuesday December 17 December 16 2013

Team Ugly Gets Ugly with Fox and Friends

Wake up early or set the DVR for Fox and Friends (Fox News Cable Channel), as Team Ugly will sit down for a chat with the Fox and Friends crew.  We'll discuss the growth and trend of Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties, tacky sweaters and we hope to convince Elisabeth Hasselbeck to wear one of our ugliest sweaters!

Enjoy - tune in and see how we Keep It Ugly!


Team Ugly hosts 2013 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 16 2013

We're having an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

Team Ugly to host 5th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party in Crown Point, IN on Saturday, December 21, 2013.

Fricke's Bar and Recreation, known for their over-the-top Christmas and holiday decorations, will be the perfect scene for this year's event! Come dressed in your Ugliest Christmas Sweaters, Vests, Turtlenecks, Cardigans, Swants (sweater pants) or whatever your creative mind can conjure up! Join us for food, drinks and prizes - free bowling if you wear an Ugly sweater!

We're changing up the format this year, and while everyone is asked to wear their Ugliest and most tacky Christmas sweaters, we would like for everyone to help us provide Hope for the Holidays by bringing 5 or more canned, non-perishable foods or a suggested minimum donation of $5.00 to the event!  

This year, our goal is to have a great time, get ugly, and support the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana - you can help by bringing the following most popular and requested items: 


Peanut Butter

Mac & Cheese

Canned Fruit

Canned Vegetables

Canned Tuna

Canned Meats


If you're unable to join us, or wish to make a monetary donation online, please use the following secure method (via PayPal) to help us better serve our community through the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.


About Team Ugly

Brian Miller, Adam Paulson and Kevin Wool - better known as "Team Ugly" are three college friends turned business partners and owners of the online mega store opened in 2009 and is home to 10,000 Ugly, Vintage, Tacky and Festive Christmas Sweaters.  Their big business that ships sweaters to all corners of the globe, even military battleships, is operated out of a small warehouse space in Crown Point, Indiana, about 30 minutes outside of Chicago.

The fad that has become a phenomenon voyages out into another season of pub crawls, office parties, fundraisers and good ole' fashion house parties! 

"We're incredibly excited to continue our efforts to host the most fun and ugly Christmas sweater parties in the world, and at the same time, help a local organization that provides so much assistance to our surrounding community." said Brian Miller, Co-Owner and Founder of

"This is the time of year that everyone wants to celebrate the holiday season, spend time with family and friends, but most importantly give thanks for what we have and share our blessings with those that could use a helping hand." added Wool.

"All of the food and monetary donations will be given to the Food Bank of NWI, and what's really incredible is that their organization can feed five meals for every $1.00 donated! We're going to have a great time and help our community in a big way!" mentioned Paulson.

More about the Food Bank of NWI

Since its inception in 1982, the Food Bank of NWI has distributed more than 100 million pounds of food. We supply food to more than 110 agencies who serve the poor, children, elderly, or people in crisis. 

Last year more than 5.1 million pounds of food were distributed to agencies serving those in need with enough food to feed more than 10,000 people each week. The Food Bank’s administrative and fundraising costs are only 3%. This means that 97 cents out of every dollar donated goes back to provide food to those in need.


BENEFIT FOR DIGNITY U WEAR - St. Louis Ugly Christmas Sweater Event December 03 2013


St. Louis, MO – December 2, 2013 – Red Letter Days will host its 2013 Ugly Christmas Sweater Concert this Thursday December 5, 2013 at FOAM Coffee & Beer at 3359 South Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis. Their performance will include tracks from their latest EP, Sounds Like a Plan, which is in rotation on 100+ college radio stations.

The show kicks off at 9 pm. Admission is free, however, a charitable donation of $5 to Dignity U Wear is suggested. All proceeds from the performance will go to Dignity U Wear.

About Red Letter Days
St. Louis-based siblings, Katie and Willy McKenna ventured onto the national music scene with their band, Red Letter Days, and with release of its first EP "Sounds Like a Plan." The strong female fronted band, Red Letter Days, continues to grow their fan base with a catchy, hook driven, rock sound blended with high-energy upbeat, pop-punk style. Alex Bolano joined the band in 2011 as their lead guitarist.

Honoring the “family-band” concept the McKennas naturally fall into, the duo chose Red Letter Days as a homage to their late grandfather who, “ . . . kept a daily journal, in which days that were special to him were marked as 'Red Letter Days." For more information, visit

About Dignity U Wear
The mission of Dignity U Wear is to positively impact the lives of children and their families in need by providing brand new clothing at no cost to the recipients. To date, the organization has provided more than 6.6 million pieces, valued at $120 million, to more than 450,000 people. For more information about Dignity U Wear, visit or

Wicker Park - Chicago - Pub Crawl December 7, 2013 November 23 2013

GiveForward's 6th Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl.

Bring on the vests and cardigans! Change the battery pack in your light-up sweatshirt! Don those reindeer antlers that your dog won’t wear for more than ten seconds, and come join us in Wicker Park for the coziest, jingliest afternoon of drinking you will experience all year.

What’s that you say? “If only I could be wrapped up and covered in sequins like some kind of Christmas Poly-blend Burrito, while I drink beer with my friends…and become a more awesome person who gives back to my community…AT THE SAME TIME!” Fear not, my glittery compadres!

Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)

GiveForward's 6th Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl


It's all for a good cause.

The proceeds of this year's Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl will go towards purchasing items for The Christmas Store, a 4-year-old program that enables parents of students at William H. Brown School of Technology and Nathaniel Dett Elementary to shop for their children's holiday gifts at a discount. Gifts are sold to families at a reduced rate so it doesn't feel like charity, and 100% of revenue from sales goes right back into programs that directly benefit the schools.

To learn more or purchase tickets for the event, visiit 
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Tacky Sweater Contest Winner November 20 2013


Each week day in November, we like to reward our Facebook fans by offering up the "Name It to Win It' contest, in which the funniest sweater name offered is chosen and the fan receives their choice of an Ugly Christmas Sweater.


Here's a great example from November 

This is the best place to purchase ugly tacky vintage and festive Christmas sweaters and jumpers!