SantaCon is debatably the most popular NYC bar crawl of the year, with droves of visitors entering the city for the all-day drinking spectacle.
The holiday-themed event will draw hordes of Santa hats to bars in the East Village and Midtown areas starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 8. Go from bar to bar spreading holiday cheer with a pint (or pitcher) of beer! Following the crowd won’t be hard considering everyone gets decked out in Santa outfits, or any Christmas related attire really.
SantaCon has been around for quite a while and somehow manages to get even bigger with each year. The festivities are known to get so rowdy that this year the Metro-North, LIRR, and NJ Transit are banning alcohol for the entire day and into Sunday! This year’s participating SantaCon venues can be found on the map below, but the official starting point will be at Plaza 33 on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue.
With over 60 venues and special performances happening, SantaCon organizers are asking for a small donation to obtain passes for entry into all of the official parties.
What: Official SantaCon
Location: Midtown & East Village
When: Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tickets: Make your donation here