Hoboken police made four arrests during the annual SantaCon event on the weekend of Dec. 18 to 19, where dozens of people came to participate in the annual bar crawl.
The event, which was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returned this year. The event draws a number of people from outside the city dressed in Santa gear to drink across the city, but tends to be known for a number of cases of misconduct or arrests.
Over the weekend, two people were arrested for intoxicated driving, while two others were arrested for assaulting an officer. All those arrested then were from outside the city.
Police received 221 calls for service, including 28 medical calls, eight motor vehicle summonses, and three city ordinance issues, according to Detective Lieutenant Danilo Cabrera.
With COVID-19 cases rapidly rising in the city, the event was held under a vaccine mandate by the city for all bars and establishments participating in SantaCon. All establishments complied with the mandate, according to Hoboken spokesperson Marilyn Baer.