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SantaCon 2019: Ollie’s Guide to the Holiday’s Biggest Party

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM


Get your finest Santa suit or ugly Christmas sweater ready for New York City’s biggest party of the holiday season, SantaCon. Yes, it’s almost that time of year again when thousands upon thousands of revelers descend upon the streets of lower Manhattan for a merry day of bar-hopping. So, if you’re thinking about getting in on the fun, here’s everything you need to know.

What you Need to Know about SantaCon 2019

When is this Year’s Celebration?

This year’s festivities will kick-off bright and early on Saturday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m., so plan soon and accordingly.

Santas walking past a tree

Where is it?

Chances are, if you’re traveling anywhere in the city that Saturday, you’re bound to see a gaggle of Santas and maybe a few elves, too.

However, although SantaCon participants invade bars all over Manhattan, there are a few official locations for the event. They’re usually announced in the days leading up to the event, so follow @SantaCon on Twitter to stay in the know.

Santas gathering together

How to Join

Even though it isn’t required, event organizers encourage those who anticipate attending to RSVP for the festivities on the official event Facebook page

Also, although the event is free, keep in mind that SantaCon is intended to be for charity. Therefore, don’t be surprised if some of the big bars you visit require a charitable donation of $13 as a cover. These locations usually offer additional perks like DJs and holiday decorations. After all, that’s a small price to pay for an entire day of fun!

Santas walking in the park


Wherever you’re headed on the day of SantaCon, make sure you get there safely and responsibly by grabbing a ride with Ollie’s Taxi. In fact, you can even click here to book your next reservation today.

If you’re looking to attend the biggest, most fun gathering of the holiday season, look no further than SantaCon 2019.

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