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Festivus is traditionally celebrated on December 23rd. For 2017, the calendar cooperates to have it on the 23rd again. Our 7th annual Festivus will take kick off on Saturday, 23 December 2017, at 7pm.

We celebrate Festivus the traditional, old fashioned way with all the trimmings including the beautiful unadorned aluminum pole, a meatload dinner, and Feats of Strength. We finally have a fruitcake to display (but not eat).

We next celebrate Festivus on
Saturday, 23 December 2017,
at 7pm, and we'll go all night long.

Feats of Strength

It wouldn't be Festivus without Feats of Strength. We will have prizes for the greatest feats.

Holding the Big Mug o'Pennies was a hoot so we'll be doing that again. Arm wrestling will be back too.

We know that holding a big mug o'pennies isn't in everyone's wheelhouse, so you are welcome to demonstrate your own Feat of Strength. For the last two Festivuses, Andrew Jardel balanced a stool on his chin, which was really cool and only a little bit scary.

Airing of Grievances

The other big part of Festivus is the airing of grievances. Once again we will have an open mic for you to air your grievances as effectively as possible.

Ugly Sweaters

Break out your ugliest sweater for Festivus. When else do you have a good excuse to wear it? We will have prizes for best ugly sweater, nicest ugly sweater, and best homemade ugly sweater.

Live Xmas Music

Rey Rico will be joining us again for Festivus. Surf Rock makes the best Xmas music!

Festivus Miracles

Keep your eyes open for Festivus miracles. We spotted several last Festivus.


And it wouldn't be a Grey Lodge event without great beer. We will have a greatest hits of Christmas seasonals.

2017 Festivus Draft List

  • Anchor Our Special Ale
  • Full Pint Festivus
  • Manayunk Festivus
  • Rivertowne Rudolph's Red
  • Sam Adams Winter Lager
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
  • Sly Fox Christmas
  • Troegs Mad Elf
  • Two Roads Holiday Ale
  • and much more to be announced!

Festivus Festivities

  • Holidng the Big Mug o' Pennies Contest
  • Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Airing of Grievences
  • Arm Wrestling
  • Feats of Strength
  • Festivus Miracles Live Music

The Story of Festivus

Here is a clip from Seinfeld for anyone who is unfamiliar with Festivus, or if you just want to watch that scene again.

We next celebrate Festivus on
Saturday, 23 December 2017,
at 7pm.

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