Hard to believe a bunch of losers dressing up as Santa and drinking all day could have negative results, huh?
Santas shouting, Santas dancing, Santas drinking…
Groups of Santas were out on the streets yelling things like, “Bud Light, Bloody Marys, any beer they want to give me. Mimosa.”
It’s the city-wide bar crawl event known as Santa-Con.
The FDNY cleared out a whole bunch of bars for not following fire code.
Managers of those bars described it as their biggest day of the year.
For his first Santa-Con, Alex Morganson ordered his first beverage at The Thirsty Scholar, before most Santas had even finished their breakfast.
Alex says he started at 8:30 AM.
He planned to continue with the beers into the early hours of the following morning.
Neighborhood backlash against Santa-Con has led police to ask bars in Hell’s Kitchen not to participate this year.
Others did not.
Manager Elly Noble said it was very calm and everyone was in the holiday spirit.
The East Village meanwhile was not calm.
Then you had these douchebags:
Michael Bloomberg has banned pretty much everything in New York City, but not roaming packs of angry, drunken Santas. Greg Gutfeld had an observation Saturday evening:
respect drinkers; not drunks. Hence my distaste for santacon. no achievement in sloppy disrespect for the grape.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) December 14, 2013