SantaCon returns to New York City this weekend


Thousands of people dressed as Santa Claus and his helpers will descend on New York City This weekend to partake in SantaCon, an annual bar crawl for those of legal drinking age.

As such, New Jersey Transit has prohibited all beverages on its trains, light rail cars, and buses on Saturday, Dec. 8 and the early morning of Sunday, Dec. 9 to coincide with the annual SantaCon event in New York City.

“No beverages of any kind, in any type of container, open or closed, will be permitted on board trains, buses or light rail vehicles during this time, ” states NJ Transit’s press release. “This policy will be strictly enforced.”

All beverages, including alcohol, are not permitted on NJ Transit buses at any time regardless of any event.

Hoboken’s SantaCon is scheduled to take place the following weekend on Dec.15.

Last year’s crawl resulted in  17 arrests, 55 people transported to the local hospital, 32 moving violations issued, and 51 tickets issued for drinking and urinating in public.

For more information on last year’s SantaCon in Hoboken go to