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…
Only drinking smoothies to fit into said Santacon onesie this weekend
— Jennyyyyyfer (@jenniferbunni) December 9, 2015
While others rained on the parade:
If you’re excited for santacon I think I know everything I need to know about you.
— Andrew Saavedra (@suhvaydruh) December 9, 2015
I have no proof to back it up, but I’m 90% sure ISIS hates us because of SantaCon. — Max Dlyan Ash (@mynameisntdave) December 8, 2015
Ugh #SantaCon2015 to start in Williamsburg. 1000 drunks high on testosterone and the heavy whiff of Axe. East Village-you can have them back
— Rob Harwood-Matthews (@adisruptivetype) December 9, 2015
I try not to drive in NYC on Santacon because of the number of people who seem to be actively TRYING to get hit by a moving vehicle. 😛 — Ai, the Blue Meeple (@Siniful) December 9, 2015
And there was no shortage of cheesy Santacon jokes:
What’s black and white and stoked for SantaCon? A zebro.
— Austin Rodrigues (@austinnewyork) December 9, 2015
All I want for Christmas is for Santacon to puke on my enemies
— Melanie Conrad (@Melahnknee) December 8, 2015
SantaCon? Damn. Can’t imagine what it must be like for the residents of Williamsburg to be suddenly overrun with entitled, costumed drunks — Jeremy D. Larson (@jeremydlarson) December 8, 2015
Does anyone want to dress up as Guilty Remnant with me & psychologically torture people at SantaCon? Feel like that’d be fun.
— Shaunna Murphy (@ShaunnaLMurphy) December 9, 2015
Does this mean apartment prices will go down in Williamsburg? https://t.co/ubgkXBev5K
— Will Wei (@WillWei) December 8, 2015
No Santas. A sentence that had never been said before Santacon.
— The Shakes (@onestarbar) December 9, 2015
I’m having my mom come visit the same day as Santacon so she can start being afraid of the real people terrorizing New York. — Sarah (@SarahTheColor) December 8, 2015
The best part about SantaCon is going to be when the city drops a big net on the 1000 people who show up at McCarren Park for it
— UneducatedNYTFridge (@DaveCoIon) December 9, 2015
Some people are worried that SantaCon is starting in McCarren Park this year but I'm pretty sure it's a trap like the end of Gremlins 2.
— Tim Donnelly (@timdonnelly) December 9, 2015
Isn’t there anyone willing to stand up for the time-honored tradition?
in defense of santacon may be the one take that is indeed too hot — Matthew Zeitlin (@MattZeitlin) December 9, 2015
Oh, and just a thought:
Shouldn’t Santacon END in Williamsburg since that’s where all those people live now?
— M Kirsch (@MDammit) December 9, 2015