Better watch out, better not drive, we’ll tell you why: The SantaCon is coming to town.
It’s that time of year when thousands of drunk Santas take over Manhattan’s bars in an epic, merry — and sometimes literal — crawl.
A $15 ticket gives Kris Kringle impersonators access to 64 bars on Saturday. The festivities are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Broadway and 40th Street.
Costumes are required to attend the event, whether it’s a classic Santa suit, an elf costume, or anything that projects Christmas.
“So put on your gay clothes, bake all your cookies and practice sliding down the chimney a few times because SantaCon will be here before you know it!” enthused organizers on the SantaCon website.
Ticket proceeds will be shared among various charities.
Last year’s SantaCon was a welcome return to tradition as the COVID-19 pandemic prevented wannabe elves from getting into the Christmas spirit in 2020.
The 2021 event required proof of COVID-19 vaccination on the doors in order to attend, but that doesn’t appear to be the case this year.
Past SantaCons have become rowdy, with two arrests in 2018 and five in 2015, including a woman who threw a beer mug at an East Village bartender.
When is Santa Con?
SantaCon will take place on Saturday, December 10th, 2022. It starts at 10am and is an all day event so either join in or plan accordingly.
Where is Santa Con?
There are 64 clubs/bars on the SantaCon 2022 map. The event kicks off on Broadway at 40th Street where Santas can then venture into bars in Midtown East, Midtown West and East Village.
How much is Santa Con?
A ticket costs $15.
will there be food
Participating Santas can receive a free cookie with every in-store purchase at three Insomnia Cookie locations, two in Murray Hill and one in Hell’s Kitchen.
How can I join to join or avoid the claustrophobia?
The celebrations are held @santacon on Twitter.
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