The 2nd Annual 12 Bars of Christmas is returning to downtown Rockford and it's time to buy your tickets. 

Gather up all your friends and co-workers that want to have a good time and sign up for this years Christmas bar crawl taking place on December 17. It was such a success last year the folks at decided to do it again.

This year the party starts at the BMO Harris Bank Center at 3 PM with DJ, food and drink. Then at 5 PM the shuttle takes off for 12 of the hottest spots in Rockford for holiday fun.

Participating venues include CJ's Lounge, Vintage @ 501, Blue Line Sports Pub, J Bears Place, District Bar and Grill, Prarie Street Brewhouse, Owly Opp Sports Pub, Der Rathskeller Bar, The Olympic Tavern and Carlyle Brewing Company.

Admission is $28 and includes and event t-shirt, one drink at the kick off party, and a goodie bag of surprises. Attendees must be 21 years of older and a photo ID is required. The deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, December 8th. To purchase tickets head over to this website.