Once a feared Christmas present, ugly sweaters have become a well-known holiday tradition.
From parties to contests, there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to participate in an ugly sweater event. Throw on your scratchiest, ugliest, woolen pullover and head down to a local bar to celebrate the season.
Here are three events at Long Island bars and restaurants where you can wear your ugly holiday sweater, and fit right in:
HOLIDAY BEER DINNER & UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY
WHERE: Horace & Sylvias: 100 Deer Park Ave., Babylon, 631-587-5080
WHEN: Wed., Dec. 17 from 7-9 p.m.
EXTRAS: Secret Santa gift swap
COVER: $45.99, reservations required
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT -- UGLY SWEATER NIGHT
WHERE: The Melting Pot: 2377 Broad Hollow Rd., Farmingdale, 631-752-4242
WHEN: Thurs. Dec 18, all evening
EXTRAS: Four-course fondue dinner, $5 drink specials. Guests wearing an ugly sweater will receive a special gift.
COVER: $33 prix fixe, $5 drink specials
SHIPYARD UGLY SWEATER BAR CRAWL
WHEN: Fri., Dec. 19 after 8 p.m.
EXTRAS: $3 shipyard pints after 11 p.m.