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SantaCon 2015, Yule Be Sorry: The 12 Most Likely Santa Crawl-Related Crimes

Andrew Stengel | Posted 12.09.2015 | New York
Andrew Stengel

Whatever alcohol you drink in the bar should stay in the bar. Under New York City Administrative Code Section 10-125(b), it is illegal to possess or drink an alcoholic beverage in a public place in the City.

Privilege Wearing a Beer-Soaked Santa Hat

Adam Lewis | Posted 02.14.2015 | New York
Adam Lewis

Not joining the fight to make it a reality is starting a fight to keep it from becoming one, silence and apathy manifesting as complicity. And pushing aside this issue altogether in favor of a debaucherous afternoon among blindly advantaged peers? That's a certain white privilege called SantaCon.

Jason Linkins

The War On Christmas Is Over And We Won. | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.21.2013 | Comedy

Jason and Katla love Christmas -- their stockings are always hung by the chimney with care, even though neither technically owns a chimney. But this y...

WATCH: Santa And Mrs. Claus Get A Little Too Frisky In NYC

Posted 12.16.2013 | New York

A SantaCon Santa allegedly got a little too jolly inside a New York City store Saturday. Filmmaker "Peeping John" Wilson snapped an Instagram video...

BAD SANTA! Drunken Santas Brawl After Bar Crawl

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.15.2013 | Weird News

Ho Ho holy @#%&! These quarrelsome Santas definitely should pen themselves in on the "naughty" list this year, after engaging in a drunken street b...

"Twas The Night Before Santacon": 14 Years a Santa

Sandi Bachom | Posted 02.12.2014 | New York
Sandi Bachom

When Time Out discovered us... next thing you know there were 10,000 Santa's. The name and the meaning changed. When I told Sandra, Santacon is now known as a Santa Convention, she was mortified.

NYC Is Preparing For SantaCon

| Posted 12.12.2013 | New York

By Alan Neuhauser MIDTOWN — Leave the eggnog at home. The Long Island Rail Road is closing the doors on soused Santas this weekend — instituting...

Police Say SantaCon Too Rowdy For Midtown

DNAinfo | Posted 11.21.2013 | New York

MIDTOWN — SantaCon's sleigh bells are being silenced in Midtown. The NYPD's Midtown North Precinct sent letters to about 30 bars, clubs and loung...

The Worst Days to Visit New York City

Greg Jacobs | Posted 01.29.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

A hatred deeper than that of dropped calls, missing a late-night train L train back to the city, or even commuting through Penn Station after a WWE event just let out at Madison Square Garden.

Submit Your Best Photos From SantaCon 2012

Posted 12.17.2012 | San Francisco

A little rain couldn't keep thousands of drunk Santas from mobbing the city on Saturday for the 18th annual San Francisco SantaCon. Keeping with ho...

SantaCon Is Coming To Town

| Posted 12.14.2012 | New York

By Nikhita Venugopal, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK — Santa Claus is coming to town. And he needs a drink. SantaCon 2012 is hitting the str...

'You Better Watch Out': SantaCon's a' Comin' to Town!

Sandi Bachom | Posted 02.12.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

Once you get past the initial embarrassment of walking out of your apartment in a Santa Claus suit for the first time, and you get a "Hi Santa!" from a similarly clad New Yorker, the day gets progressively more magical.

Hoboken Residents Replace Cancelled St. Patrick's Day Parade With 'Lepre-Con'

Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

Hoboken residents lamenting over the cancellation of the 26th annual St. Patrick's Day parade can now rejoice with news of the first-ever 'Lepre-Con' ...

PHOTOS: Santacon Fort Lauderdale | Posted 02.17.2012 | Miami
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Extreme Holiday Edition: Even in Tough Times, the Wattage Goes Up

Glen Helfand | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Glen Helfand

Holiday lights have a way of quickly masking the mundane in something glittering, at least at night. Apparently it's something that people still believe in this time of year.

PHOTOS: Submit Your Best Drunken Santacon Pictures

Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.07.2012 | San Francisco

It stands to reason that if Santa were placing his own name on his famous list, he'd have to put it in the "nice" category...which means getting waste...

PHOTOS: SantaCon!!

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

Nothing says Christmas like thousands of drunk Santas roaming New York streets. This, friends, is Santacon. This annual pub crawl is, according to ...

How Many Naked Santas Is Too Many Naked Santas?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.19.2011 | San Francisco

It always feels good to be part of something larger than yourself; it's why people march in protests, attend music festivals or voluntarily watch the ...

Murray Hill Hates Pub Crawls And Wants To Ban Them Forever

| Tara Kyle | Posted 05.26.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- The St. Patrick's Day hangover still isn't over for some east siders. After a particularly potent night of debauchery during this year's...

Hoboken's Older Drinkers Prepare for St. Patrick's Day

Meghan Keneally | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Meghan Keneally

Even though St. Patty's Day is arguably a holiday with no age cut-off, there is a societal expiration date for public booze-fests. How old is too old for early morning beer drinking and day-long public intoxication?

SantaCon 2010 NYC: Downtown and After Dark

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Snyder

The holidays are nearly over and New Year's Eve is, as always, the last gasp of partying in 2010. But 2010 included some seriously festive debauchery....

From St. Nicholas to Santacon

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Margie Goldsmith

Here's something you probably don't know about Christmas: there really was a St. Nicholas. If you're wondering why we hang up stockings, there's a story for that too.

Santacon 2010 for a Greener Apple

Pamela French | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Pamela French

Thousands of people dressed in Santa Claus, elf, reindeer and even Grinch costumes hit the city's streets (and bars) cheers-ing for A Greener Apple (NYC).

PHOTOS: SantaCon 2010 Takes Over New York

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Every year, thousands of drunken Santas gather all over the world to roam the street and spread sloppy, merry cheer for SantaCon. This year in New Yor...

Santacon Redux: Fear the Beard

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

How did you spend last weekend's Santacon? Did you suffer Santaphobia? (A medical term for an abnormal, persistent fear of Father Christmas.) I went...