— Santacon NYC (@santacon) December 8, 2016
Well at least there is some good news this year. The retching, shrieking gaggle of red-suited bro and bro-ettes will be bypassing Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick this year! As we noted before, the vomit-filled shitfest was originally supposed to commence in McCarren Park, but there’s been a change in plans, much to the chagrin of anyone living in Manhattan:
The 2016 event will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 (although Santas will start gathering an hour earlier, at 10 a.m.). And, contrary to a flurry of reports in late October naming Williamsburg as its starting point, this year’s SantaCon will in fact be entirely contained in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.
Organizers expect as many as 20,000 Santas to show up….
The crawl’s starting point will be located below the Flatiron Building, at the 23rd Street and Broadway pedestrian plaza (diagram below). The surrounding Flatiron area will be considered “Zone One.” The other two zones will be in Midtown and the East Village.
So there you go. Have fun Manhattan.