The ‘largest ugly sweater party in the world’ is here in Kansas City

“I am ugly, and I am proud.” — holiday sweaters everywhere

Picture of a crowd of people in sweaters listening to music on stage

There’s nothing ugly about this scene.

Photo via Ramsey Mohsen

What started 18 years ago as a house party in Brookside is now the largest, longest running ugly sweater event in the world (according to founders + the Travel Channel).

Dust off your Rudolphs and breakout the tinsel. The Ugly Christmas Sweater Celebration is Friday, Dec. 2 at The Truman — 601 E. Truman Rd., KCMO.

Get on Santa’s nice list by attending100% of sales go directly to Operation Breakthrough. The organization, which helps children experiencing poverty in KC, provides hundreds of families with a meal on Christmas and toys under the tree.

“It’s just my friends and I hustling to figure out how to promote and raise as much awareness and proceeds to Operation Breakthrough,” founder Ramsey Mohsen told us.

This year’s performers include Sugarhill Gang (famous for songs like “Rappers Delight” and “Apache”) and local band Quite Frankly.

General admission starts at $40, with VIP tickets priced at $75 (including an open bar + exclusive beer options).

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