SantaCon

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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Electeds Demand SantaCon Adopt ‘Good-Neighbor Principles’

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:12 am

​For the third year running, a coalition of lawmakers has united to fight the scourge of SantaCon. Yesterday afternoon, State Senator Brad Hoylman, along with City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senators Adriano Espaillat, Liz Krueger and Daniel Squadron, Assembly Members Deborah Glick, Richard Gottfried and Linda Rosenthal, and Councilmembers Daniel […]

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Dueling Drunks: SantaCon and Unsilent Night Same-Day Invasion This Saturday

Posted December 7, 2015 at 5:19 am

​It’s a perfect storm of unwanted holiday cheer this year, with two notorious “crawls” simultaneously invading downtown. SantaCon is not the only rodeo this Saturday (December 12); it will share the spotlight with Unsilent Night. The annual Unsilent Night – entering its 24th year in existence – is the brainchild of minimalist composer Phil Kline and […]

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Get the Pitchforks, SantaCon NYC Confirmed for December 12

Posted November 4, 2015 at 9:33 am

Here we go again. There had been some hope that SantaCon organizers wouldn’t announce a date for New York City. After all, its social media presence for the area remained uncharacteristically silent for much of the last couple months. However, with Halloween in the past, SantaCon 2015 was officially announced Monday evening. Via tweet. Date for […]

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The Daily Show Does a Bit on SantaCon, Interviews Organizer ‘Costume Jim’ [VIDEO]

Posted December 19, 2014 at 9:18 am

Last night, five whole days after SantaCon blew through New York City, the The Daily Show decided to air a quick treatment of the event. As you would imagine, the segment exposes the shitshow that happens each year. Most interesting, though, is watching the footage after learning about Costume Jim Glaser and his ties to […]

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FIGMENT NYC Board Member ‘Costume’ Jim Glaser Resigns in Light of SantaCon Connection

Last modified December 18, 2014 at 10:12 am

Jim Glaser, a board member of the arts group FIGMENT, abruptly resigned yesterday after it was revealed he is one of the primary organizers of the raucous SantaCon pub crawl in New York City. News of this conflict-of-interest and his ultimate departure broke on a FIGMENT blog post penned by Executive Producer, David Koren. In […]