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SantaCon 2021 live update – New York and cities see the event return for the first time since the pandemic with thousands of bars hitting

SantaCon 2021 returns to NYC for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

People poured into the streets on December 11 carrying a crowd of Santa Claus-clad parties to the city.

The event, which is a crawling charity bar that encourages patrons to put on their best Christmas wear, happens once a year, starting at 10 a.m. EST.

With Santas happily enjoying holiday cocktails all over NYC, the event is supposed to get a little noisy.

In fact, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced an alcohol ban on the Metro-North and Long Island rail lines, with additional law enforcement stationed at Penn Station and Grand Central Station for seizure. any alcoholic beverage.

Read our SantaCon live blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • SantaCon revelers take to the streets

    In New York, SantaCon partygoers filled the streets on their way from downtown to midtown Manhattan.

    Colorful costumes fill the streets for SantaCon Credit: Alex Kent for The US Sun
    Colorful costumes fill the streets for SantaCon Credit: Alex Kent for The US Sun
    Several partygoers wore Santa suits and birthday suits Credit: Alex Kent for The US Sun
    Several partygoers wore Santa suits and birthday suits Credit: Alex Kent for The US Sun
  • Twitter users mock SantaCon

    Twitter users mocked the annual SantaCon tradition in New York City.

    “It’s noon and a group of eight with Santa’s hammer just happened to be in this quiet cafe I’m at,” said one user.

    “And that’s how I know it’s SantaCon today.”

    Another user posted a fake “emergency alert” asking New Yorkers to seek shelter from the crowds.

  • The first photos from SantaCon 2021

    SantaCon activities begin Saturday morning, with Santas gathering at the starting point between 39th and 40th streets.

    From there, participants can head to Margaritaville in Times Square, Yard House or The Tailor.

    People gather in New York for SantaCon, an annual tradition in many cities
    People gather in New York for SantaCon, an annual tradition in many citiesCredit: Getty
    A lone Santa walks into a Starbucks in New York City
    A lone Santa walks into a Starbucks in New York CityCredit: Getty
  • SantaCon participants must dress

    One of the basic rules of SantaCon is that participants must wear the full Santa Claus suit – the more elaborate the better.

    The SantaCon website calls the Santa Claus clothes “Full. From Head to toe. Holiday-themed.”

    Wearing “just one hat” is considered a habit.

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Huynh Nguyen

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