SantaCon

Alas, SantaCon Returns After Pandemic Hiatus

Posted November 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

The puke-fest that is SantaCon returns next month after skipping last year due to the pandemic. The organizers of the annual shit-show announced the revival earlier this week in typical drunk Santa fashion. This “nightmare before Christmas” is back on December 11. The infamous booze-filled pub crawl requires a $13 donation for the Santa Badge […]

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SantaCon NYC Bar Crawl Canceled Due to COVID-19

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:09 am

Santa Claus isn’t coming to town, after all. The novel coronavirus also came for SantaCon. The annual day of debauchery was canceled just like everything else in 2020. According to the official SantaCon website, all of the reindeer “Got the ‘rona,” scrapping the usual shitshow of costumed, drunken revelers parading around the city. “Once it […]

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About that Mass SantaCon Subway Fare Evasion

Posted December 17, 2019 at 5:01 am

Amidst the SantaCon madness this past Saturday, a gaggle of costumed activists jumped the turnstiles at the Astor Place subway station in the East Village. A video showing the mass action immediately went viral on Twitter. It was unclear at the time whether this was coordinated or just a bunch of revelers partying for SantaCon. […]

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SantaCon is Coming to Town (on Saturday)

Posted December 5, 2018 at 5:05 am

Mark your calendars – Saturday is the day to hunker down and maybe not hit your favorite local hangout. SantaCon is coming to town. While the Lower East Side has been excluded from the official route in recent years, there remains plenty of spillover. (Exact start location is a secret until day of.) It begins […]

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What it’s Like Living Near the Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’ [VIDEO]

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

To look at 180 Norfolk Street, you wouldn’t otherwise think anything of it. The property is a relatively non-descript building two doors down from the Angel Orensanz Center. On the contrary. Readers tell us that behind the brick facade is a purported frat house some are now calling “Animal House.” We hear that, for the […]

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Orchard Street Now a ‘Jingle Hell’ with Fornicating Reindeer and Pissing Santa

Posted December 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

Of golden showers and horny reindeer. The Skinny has taken that SantaCon spirit and foisted it upon Hell Square with the kitschy “Jingle Hell’s” television promo stunt. Installing new signage and lewd Christmas decorations on the roof of 174 Orchard Street. Such as this pissing Santa, complete with neon yellow stream; or the fornicating reindeer […]

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SantaCon will Puke up the Neighborhood on December 10

Posted October 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

SantaCon is coming to town on December 10. Brace yourselves, Williamsburg, they’re after you. Again. Yet that doesn’t mean the Lower East Side will be spared the drunken misery. So, be sure to avoid spillover at the usual hotspots. Since the annual shitshow is basically a one-costume version of Halloween, it’s fitting that the announcement […]

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SantaCon Chronicles: The Drunken Santas Are Already Here

Posted December 12, 2015 at 12:28 pm

And it begins. SantaCon 2015 is here. Despite minimal participation in the official SantaCon route (i.e. only The Delancey), the Lower East Side isn’t immune to the spillover. Just wait. Given the uncharacteristically balmy December weather, this event could turn ugly real quick. Santas are already parading through the neighborhood looking for a good time. Be […]

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Peep These DIY Anti-SantaCon Shirts

Last modified December 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

Enterprising Boogie reader Edmund Dunn decided to create a few anti-SantaCon tshirt prototypes ahead of the unwanted festivities tomorrow. Each of the DIY garments includes images of a drunken bar crawler in a compromising position. One even includes a hat-tip to Boogie. Unfortunately for those interested, these shirts aren’t available for purchase. Dunn also wanted you […]

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Nix the Crawl: The DL No Longer Hosting SantaCon, LES Dwellers Steps Up Opposition Campaign [UPDATED]

Last modified December 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

SantaCon is coming in two days, whether you like it or not. So, get ready. The bar crawl (with Costume Jim Glaser purportedly at the helm) kicks off in Williamsburg and will eventually make its way to the East Village. But first, there will be a stop at the scourge of a club, The DL […]

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