Nix the Crawl: The DL No Longer Hosting SantaCon, LES Dwellers Steps Up Opposition Campaign [UPDATED]
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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 on Delancey Street.
UPDATE: The DL just canceled all its SantaCon events on Saturday per a statement from the bar. Gothamist obtained the following, “After careful deliberation, the DL has decided to cancel the Santacon event this Saturday. We don’t believe that holding the event would be in the best interest of our brand or of the surrounding community.”
The always-vocal LES Dwellers are likewise preparing for the onslaught. The controversial block association has begun its annual opposition stump on the streets with a topical flyer campaign.
The pro-social message this time around is “Find your dignity SantaCon, be better.”
Press release from the mailbag:
#SkipSantaCon #BeTheRealSanta #SantaPro #GiveBack #DoGood
If SantaCon were a scheduled Christmas parade instead of a crimson tide of besotted Santas pub crawling, the event would be less disruptive and destructive to NYC, eliminating the need for extra police presence and other city resources.
A parade down 5th Avenue showcasing Kris Kringle costume creativity would significantly change the type of persons participating in SantaCon. Right now , no matter how the anonymous organizers want to spin it, it is a drunken anti-social horror show that New Yorkers steer clear of! The public outrage is understandable.