Santacon Is Back!

Coming to NYC this Saturday….Santa Con! The annual blow-out in which otherwise sane folks dress up as St. Nick and engage in a city-wide pub crawl to celebrate the spirit of the big guy and the holidays. By imbibing spirits. A lot of them. In many different places.

The website describes it like this:

Santacon is a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason.


People dressed as Santas, elves and even dreidels meet at a location disclosed on You can check out the itinerary on Facebook too. (As of this writing more, than 30,000 revelers have already signed up.)

All they ask is that you dress appropriately. (Red suit, white beard, jiggly tummy–you know the drill.). Bring a metrocard and enough cash for booze, plus two non-perishable food

items for the food drive.

Yep, Santacon isn’t only about having a good time; it’s a charity endeavor to boot. Last year they raised $10,000 for Toys are Tots and donated 6,000 pounds of food to local food banks.

Let’s take a look at pics of Santacons of the past:

It’s cocktail time!

Time to move on.


Candy canes and anarchy.

Did the real deal sneak in?

Santas descend upon our hood.

Rest stop.

Whoops.  Wrong holiday. (Now I’m scared.  Somebody make the creepy Bunny Santa go away!)

Happy pub crawling!

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