Why It (Probably) Doesn’t Matter that SantaCon is without a Home
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SantaCon, December 2011
Bushwick put up a united front this week and did what the Lower East Side couldn’t. It essentially strongarmed SantaCon into canceling its plans to host the “charity” event in the Brooklyn enclave. Many of the bars reportedly refused to permit revelers with costume. amNewyork had the scoop on Wednesday, quoting organizers who claimed that the area “didn’t have the capacity to be an appropriate destination.” Likely story.
SantaCon is now an orphan without a home.
So, with no host neighborhood, and a date of December 13, will the show go on? The simple answer is most likely.
Neither the possible change in host neighborhood nor cancelation of the event will realistically deter the vast quantity of rogue Santas who will continue to pillage the East Village and Lower East Side like years past. The annual booze-induced
tradition shitshow – despite conception as a “charity” – is too ingrained in the fratty culture now to reverse participation.
Santas will return to the neighborhood this year, that’s a given. But the one ray of light is that it finally seems momentum for the opposition is on the rise.