What is SantaCon NYC?
SantaCIon NYC: Crowds dress up as Christmas characters from gingerbread cookies and reindeer, but of course, Kris Kringle is the most popular choice of those who attend the boozy crawl to some of the best bars in NYC.
In the past, some bars have barred dressed-up people, so your best bet is to stick to the organizer’s plan to have a jovial time.
The makers just want the event to be safe and fun for everyone involved., only people who are 21 and older can partake.
SantaCon NYC: Things To Consider
As in years past, the MTA is banning the drinking of alcohol on Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road trains during SantaCon.
The ban will be in effect beginning 4:00 a.m. Saturday through noon on Sunday.
Drinks will also be prohibited at all LIRR and Metro-North station platforms during these hours.
When is SantaCon NYC 2023?
SantaCon NYC is usually on the second Saturday in December. In this case, Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Where is SantaCon NYC 2023?
SantaCon NYC usually invades bars all over midtown; classically around 65 bars, clubs and sites contribute.
In 2023, most of the action takes place in midtown but does trickle downtown diagonally into the East Village.
Most of the venues are free to enter with no cover charge.
Only the special venues require a $15 donation, as they are larger and offer added perks such as a DJ, holiday decorations, etc. For those spots, participants are given a snazzy SantaCon pendant to get through the doors.