Following yesterday’s news that SantaCon will kick off in Williamsburg on Saturday, the Times has gotten hold of the actual itinerary. After the 10 a.m. meetup at McCarren Park, there’ll be parties at Verboten and the Hall, followed by stops at the Delancey and the DL in the Lower East Side and then Solas and Bar 13 in the East Village.

With the red menace just days away, the NYPD has issued the above warning shot, and community group L.E.S. Dwellers is encouraging would-be SantaCon participants to donate to charity instead, via multiple versions of the graphic below.


Though a booze ban on the LIRR is sure to put a damper on things, some social media users broadcasted their excitement…

While others rained on the parade:

And there was no shortage of cheesy Santacon jokes:

Or snark:

Isn’t there anyone willing to stand up for the time-honored tradition?

Oh, and just a thought: