5 Places to Avoid During SantaCon

This year’s SantaCon was supposed to be in Bushwick, but the party was over for these jolly celebrators before it even started

There will only be destruction left behind during SantaCon.

We all know it’s coming: that time of year when the yuletide cheer gets out of hand with one too many post-grads dressed up in red and white Christmas-themed outfits causing debauchery around the city of New York. Joy to the world.

This year’s NYC SantaCon was supposed to be in Bushwick, but the party was over for these jolly celebrators before it even started; Bushwick was not about to play host to a SantaCon, and the bartenders let the revelers know.

Though the SantaCon crawl’s new location has yet to be announced, The Daily Meal has put together a list of places for you to avoid this during this Saturday’s SantaCon in New York City, regardless of where the epicenter ends up.

Public Transport


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They’ve all got to get somewhere somehow.

The East Village


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In the past, the East Village was always the area where you’re likely to find the most revelry of all throughout the city, no matter where the nominal location may be.

Bar Bathrooms

Just stay away from them. You’ll be bombarded by either tears, people who want to be your best friend, 15 girls piling out of one stall, or some nasty side-effects of intoxication.

The same side of the street as anyone in a SantaCon costume.

If you are a brave soul who hits the streets, stay away from anyone in a SantaCon costume. Avoid them like the plague.

Fast food chains


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Santa needs to drunk eat, too. 

Any bar or path in their wake.


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There will only be destruction left behind.