New York City is home to one of the most festive holiday events of the year, SantaCon! You won’t want to miss this boozy bar crawl as city-goers dress up in their best Santa costumes and parade around to some of the best bars in the city. Not only will these Santas be spreading holiday cheer over multiple venues all over the city, but this event is a charitable one. The creators of this event use the profits to provide food for families, toys for kids, and support for those in need this holiday season. Grab your friends and prepare for one of the most fun and festive events of the season!
Your Guide to SantaCon 2023
When is SantaCon happening?
SantaCon NYC is happening on Saturday, December 9th, at 10:00 am.
Where is SantaCon?
This event takes place at multiple bars all over the city. Usually, around 65 bars and other venues participate. There is a planned route of participating venues that will be available on their site and social channels the week before the event starts.
How much does SantaCon cost?
SantaCon organizers ask for a $15 donation to charity in order to get full access to all the venues on the SantaCon route. With your donation, you receive a “Santa Badge,” secret info, and immediate access to all the holiday happenings on this special day. Plus, you can say you donated to charity! To purchase your Santa Badge, click HERE.
Do I need to wear a costume?
Yes! Of course, Santa costumes are the most popular but feel free to dress up in any holiday costume you choose. Think beyond just putting on a Santa hat. Every year, the participants go all out! If you need some help with costume ideas, click these links and save 20% (while supplies last) for MEN and for WOMEN.
What if I own a bar and want to be a participating venue?
If your establishment is along the route and you’re willing to donate a portion of your proceeds to charity, contact the creators about becoming part of SantaCon.
Some Additional Tips to Make the Most of SantaCon 2023
Be Sure to Bring These Items with You:
- Legal ID and your “Santa Badge” from Eventbrite.
- Comfy shoes and wear layers. It gets cold!
- Your metro pass and a subway map.
- The jolliest of Christmas spirits!
Leave These Items Behind:
- Open containers of alcohol. Get your drinks at the participating bars and venues.
- Any trash.
- A Grinch-like attitude!
If you’re looking for something unique and fun to do this holiday season, check out SantaCon 2023! This NYC event is sure to be a memorable one. And for your upcoming holiday events, trust EMRG Media with all your event planning to make it magical!