SantaCon is debatably the most popular NYC bar crawl of the year, with droves of visitors entering the city for the all-day drinking spectacle. And though it was canceled in 2020 due to COVID (much to many New Yorkers’ delight…drunk Santas in the streets are not super fun for locals), it returned in full force last year, and the same is set for this year. So yes, expect to see tons of Santas roaming around the city this weekend!

The holiday-themed event will draw hordes of Santa suits to bars across NYC starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 10. Go from bar to bar spreading holiday cheer with a pint (or pitcher) of beer!Following the crowd won’t be hard considering everyone gets decked out in Santa outfits, or any Christmas related attire really.

SantaCon has been around for quite a while and somehow manages to get even bigger with each year. The festivities are known to get rowdy, though there is a strict 5 F’s of SantaCon to follow that’s shared on their website, reminding participants to respect bar staff, NYPD (who will be at every stop), and not drink more than Santa can handle!

How to participate in SantaCon NYC: Donate at ($15) Put on Santa costume! Come to start point at 10am (revealed soon) Show donation email receipt at door of venues. Get entry into all venues, all day!
Venues & start point announced this week! #santaconnyc

— Santacon NYC (@santacon) December 5, 2022

This year’s staring point will be announced in the coming days, along with participating SantaCon venues.

With dozens of venues and special performances each year, SantaCon organizers are asking for a small donation to obtain passes for entry into all of the official parties. For $15 you can get into all venues, and the money will go to a combination of local charities including Neighbors TogetherCity HarvestFigment NYC, and more. You can see the full list on their website here. Nearly one million dollars has been raised over the past 10 years!

Visit their website here to buy your tickets and make your donation!

📍: Participating venues TBA

🕐:  Saturday, December 10 starting at 10 a.m.

Tickets: Make your donation here