SantaCon

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 […]

Figment NYC Maintains that It’s Not the Group That Organizes SantaCon [UPDATED]

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

In response to our piece last week about the elusive organizers of SantaCon (and the 189 comments), Figment NYC today categorically denies any involvement in the planning and/or organizing of the annual bar crawl. Executive Producer David Koren of Figment NYC maintains the accusations are false, and had this to say to clear the air: I’m David Koren, […]

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Are the Elusive SantaCon Organizers Part of Figment NYC? [UPDATED]

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

[UPDATED BELOW] We are mere hours away from SantaCon, the yearly parade of alcoholics disguised as Santa who binge drink, puke, piss, stumble and pub crawl their way across the City. SantaCon got its start in San Francisco in 1994 when a small group of people dressed as Santa marched through the streets, crashed parties […]

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Piss Off: Greek Life and the Fraternal Disorder of SantaCon [OP-ED]

Last modified December 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Once a year, a crimson tide washes over New York City. Rudolph runs for cover, while a petrified Tiny Tim Cratchit cowers in the corner. When SantaCon comes to town, it arrives on a tsunami of frat bros and sorority gals in matching his and her polyester Santa suits ready to indulge in a massive […]

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LES Dwellers Declares ‘SantaCon Free Zone’ for the Lower East Side

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 7:53 am

New Yorkers across the Boroughs are finally rising up against SantaCon. As previously reported, when the bar crawl chose Bushwick as HQ last week, the Brooklyn enclave refused to allow the partying. The vociferous backlash here on the Lower East Side, however, is largely attributed to the spark ignited by the LES Dwellers block association, […]

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Why It (Probably) Doesn’t Matter that SantaCon is without a Home

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

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 […]

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SantaCon Bypassing the Lower East Side This Year, Heads to Bushwick Instead

Posted November 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

Looks like the Lower East Side will be spared the spew from this year’s SantaCon. The notorious yet (questionably) charitable boozefest will officially bypass the East Village and LES, and drunkenly crawl its way instead through Bushwick. This yuletide news, shared by EV Grieve and The Bushwick Daily, is already stressing out the local Brooklyn watering […]

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Local Empire Tackles the SantaCon Pandemic with Zombie Santas [VIDEO]

Posted December 19, 2013 at 10:01 am

LES-based sketch comedy troupe Local Empire has a comical new bit on SantaCon. And to answer your question, there are no public handjobs in this clip. It’s a post-apocalyptic present in which there’s no longer space in Murray hell Hill for the drunken zombie Santas. This race of “sadistic, Santa-myth-ruining bastards” leave their home territory […]

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SantaCon ‘Handy’ Man at Duane Reade Exposed?

Posted December 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

Now in the third day of its news cycle, the handjob heard ’round the world shows no signs of slowing. As we first reported Monday morning, one SantaCon reveler thought it a great idea to get a handy in the Duane Reade at 14th and 3rd. The story quickly went viral (natch), reaching Gawker and […]

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