It’s that time of year again when red suits, white beards, and happy hour = Santacon. The experience that happens once a year comes highly debated by locals. Some love it, some hate it. Either way, here’s what we know about the 2021 holiday pub crawl. ‘Tis the season!
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One might recall Santacon was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Bhalla and former Police Chief Ferrante issued a joint statement explaining the cancellation. While the City of Hoboken has no jurisdiction over the private event, the event had been canceled by the founders in the end. Devoted Santacon-ers still dressed up and enjoyed a day of holiday happy hours, but the event itself wasn’t promoted by bars and the turnout was much less…chaotic.
However, Santa is in fact coming to town this year – con, that is. It’s been announced on the official Hoboken Santacon website that the 2021 crawl will be taking place on December 18th from 10aM-4PM. The event is already listed on Eventbrite for those who want to purchase their tickets early.
According to event organizers, included in the ticket will be a Santa Hat for the first 1000 people, a branded SantaCon wristband bypassing cover charges at all participating bars, a guided crawl digital map detailing the specials taking place in town, and professional photographers who will be capturing the best costumes and moments throughout the day.