SantaCon is coming to town!!! Sat Dec 2nd, 2017!!!
What is SantaCon you may ask? SantaCon is a FREE to attend pub crawl & mass gathering where people dress in Santa Claus costumes or as other Christmas / Holiday characters and parade throughout Boston and several cities around the world.
Last year, over 3,000 Santa's participated so dust off your Santa suit, gather your Elves & make sure the Reindeer are feed and ready! Santa is going to land his sled at the Bars of Boston!
Santa's elves have been working diligently to plan so each stop will be a great time. To keep up with demand, we are expanding to 3 separate routes!
You heard me right! Santas will have 3x the Christmas cheer to spread around Boston!
-An Allston route, Starting at Regina Pizzeria!
-A Cambridge route, Starting at Orleans in Davis Square!
-A Boston route, Starting at Kinsale in Government Center!
All 3 SantaCon routes will meet in Fenway for a culmination of Santas the likes of Boston has never seen!
***Davis Square*** noon-2pm
Orleans — 65 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144
The Burren — 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
The Joshua Tree — 256 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Sligo Pub — 237 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
***Harvard Square*** 2pm-4pm
John Harvard's — 33 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Hong Kong — 1238 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Charlie's Kitchen Beer Garden — 10 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138 -Outdoor venue-
***Central Square*** 4pm-6pm
The Cantab (Cash Only) — 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
370 Tavern — 730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Field (Cash Only) — 20 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Middle East (Front & Corner bar)- 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Asgard (Limited Capacity) — 350 Mass Ave, Cambridge 02139
Mircle of Science (Limited Capacity) — 321 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Head to Fenway for the largest gathering of Santas you have ever seen in Boston!!!
-Take the 1 Bus down Mass Ave over the bridge to Marlborough St (Every 10 minutes) ~4 stops
or the 47 Bus to the Beacon St or Fenway T stops (Every 20 minutes) 9 or 10 stops
— !!Allston Route!!!
noon — 2pm
Regina's Pizzeria — 353 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
The Draft — 34 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
12:30p — 3pm
Common Ground — 85 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134
2pm — 4pm
The White Horse Tavern — 116 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
Sunset Bar & Grill — 130 Brighton Ave, Allston MA 02134
Great Scott — (Cash Only) 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Lulu's Allston — 421 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
Silhouette Lounge (Cash Only) — 200 Brighton Ave, Allston 02134
Tavern in the Square — 161 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134
For those who just can't jump on their Sleigh to Fenway
At 6pm Head to Fenway for the largest gathering of Santas you have ever seen in Boston!!!
-Take the Green Line or the 57 Bus to Kenmore Square (Every 20 minutes) 10 Stops
— !!The Boston Route!!!
***Government Center noon-3pm***
The Kinsdale Irish Pub — 2 Center Plz, Boston, MA 02108
The Hub Pub — 18 Province St, Boston, MA 02108
Beantown Pub — 100 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108
***Pudential / Hynes 2pm-5pm***
The Globe — 565 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Whiskey's — 885 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Lir — 903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
The Pour House (Limited Capacity) — 907 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
McGreevy's — 911 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Dillions — 955 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
3pm-6pm — The BeBop — 1116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
***Fenway 4pm — 8pm***
-Right off the 1 Bus from Central-
The Beacon St Local (Formerly CrossRoads) —
495 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215
The Corner Tavern (Limited Capacity) —
421 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02115
Pizzeria Uno's — 645 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215
Game ON! — 82 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
Bleecher Bar — 82A Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
Cask & Flagon — 62 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
House of Blues — 15 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
Loretta's Last Call — 1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
Lansdowne Pub — 9 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
Tilted Kilt — 96 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Remember if any bar is at capacity or no longer accepting Santas, just go to the next bar on the schedule. And don't forget to eat along the way!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santas!
— SANTACON GUIDELINES:
1.Santa does not make children cry. Really, if you see kids, don't do anything to freak them out. Give them a nice smile and possibly a gift of some kind (toys, candy etc). Parents and tourists are a different matter altogether — adjust your behavior based on their attitude.
2.Santa dresses for all occasions. It's December. Smart santas wear multiple costume layers. Dress to maximize merriment whether singing Christmas carols in the snow, or swinging from a stripper pole in a hot nightclub.
3.Santa doesn't whine! We will be outside a lot and commuting mainly on foot / T — bring enough «snacks» to keep your pie-hole filled until we get indoors.
4.Bring GIFTS!: NAUGHTY gifts to give grown ups; NICE stuff to give kids. Throwing coal at people is discouraged no matter who they are. YES THAT INCLUDES POLITICIANS. But giving out coal might actually be appreciated.
5.Watching santa get drunk and rowdy is fun. Babysitting santa while he vomits in an alley is not. Don't be that santa.
6.Make sure you always pay for your beer and tip the bar staff. We want to be able to do this again so be polite and cultivate the goodwill of the bars & local community.
7.Please pay for your drinks as soon as you get them. Santas get tired of waiting on other santas to clear their tab before being able to move on. This entire adventure should be cash only.
8.«No santa's left behind!» Don't think only of yourself — Santa is not inconsiderate of his fellow santas like that. Pick a few people you know and keep an eye out for them when it's time to move to the next location. If you don't see them, speak up so other santas know to wait a moment. Every santa should have at least 2-3 other santas they look out for and 2-3 that look out for them in turn.
9.Dress up! You don't have to dress exactly like Santa. In fact, unusual interpretations of Santa-ness are much appreciated, both by those we bring joy to — as well as your fellow santas: elves, reindeer themes etc. are fine as well! Be Creative! and show off your amazing outfit!
10.Please remember that this is all about having fun. Most santas like to take their fun with a little alcohol which is fine. What is not fine, however, is getting completely sh#t-faced to the point that santas end up being abusive or violent. Remember that there is no «bail fund» for incarcerated santas and if you cross the line you'll be on your own.
11.Santa doesn't drink & drive and neither should you. If you're going to drink you must make sure that you can get safely home without driving yourself. Check public transport, Uber, Lyft, cabs, carpool with a designated sober driver, make arrangements to sleep over at someone's place etc.
12.You MUST address everyone as «Santa.»
13.You SHOULD «ho-ho-ho» like Santa.
14.You OUGHT to give out gifts like Santa.
15.You MIGHT want to drink like Santa
16.Read these guidelines one more time.
17.If you have reached this rule, it means you didn't get locked
into a loop reading the guidelines over and over again as per the
previous rule. You are therefore intelligent enough to take part in SantaCon!
18.Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!