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SantaCon is coming back to NYC on Dec. 11 after pandemic

Old St. Nick is awakening from his long winter slumber for the nightmare before Christmas: SantaCon.

After canceling last year’s holiday festivities due to the ongoing pandemic, drunken revelers’ annual holiday slop fest is making its riotous comeback to NYC.

And you better watch out because SantaCon 2021 will unleash chaos on the streets come Dec. 11 with inebriated elves causing mischief in Manhattan.

The infamous booze-filled event requires a $13 donation to get a Santa Badge for all-inclusive access to the official SantaCon venues. However, where the Yuletide party is kicking off won’t be disclosed until closer to the date.

Naughty or nice, participants must wear costumes for the event, which starts at 10 a.m. on the dot.

The Christmastime soirée will also mandate proof of vaccination at the doors in order for entry. The official site also suggests that partygoers bring cash and a Metrocard — but no mention about bringing dignity or good behavior.

“Comfy walking shoes and layers to keep you warm from the North Pole to the Stripper Pole” and “your jolly f—ing Christmas spirit” are also necessities to have a good time, organizers said.

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A person dressed as Santa Claus drinks a beer at SantaCon on December 14, 2019.
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Hoboken’s SantaCon bash last December was labeled as a superspreader event and was also canceled.

“Our sole goal as mayor and police chief is to keep Hoboken residents safe, and an unsanctioned, crowded bar crawl would have presented substantial challenges related to the pandemic,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla and Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante in a joint statement at the time.

“We are glad to share that SantaCon has officially been canceled by the event organizers, which will help protect Hoboken residents from a potential superspreader type event,’’ the pair continued.


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