It's that time of the year when thousands don their best Santa Claus garb for the annual Running of the Santas bar tour.

This year, 10 bands are lined up to perform during the festival hosted by Preston and Steve from WMMR. An estimated 5,000 Santas will take part in the run with the goal to raise money for local charities.

The run will begin Saturday at 4 p.m. sharp.

General admission ($15) and VIP tickets ($40) are still available here and at the Electric Factory box office (421 North 7th Street).

Check out the gallery for pictures from last year's event.