HO HO HO-LY CRAP! Santacon, the drunk Santa bar crawl / Christmas-themed mayhem / “santarchy” event is coming back to Vancouver on December 16, 2017. SantaCon is an annual mass gathering in which people dressed in Santa Claus costumes or as other Christmas characters meet in the city and spread joy around town. And by joy, we mean “alcohol-fueled hi-jinks”.
The whole thing kicks off at Toby’s Pub (2733 Commercial Drive) and winds its way around the city, hitting several bars along the way. This is one event that won’t be hard to find on the day of the revelry. Just look out for the huge pack of people dressed in red and white, tumbling from pub to bar to stripper joint and shouting out “HO HO HO!”…
The idea behind the event is simple: dress up as Santa, (or his little helper), meet in a specific location and go on a festive pub crawl with hundreds of other people dressed just like you.
Check out the Facebook event page to officially RSVP to the event, but you’ll have to do a little digging or wait to find out where the start of the Santacon “parade”/pub crawl will begin. Or, follow the SantaConVan Twitter feed for details on tracking the group on December 16th.
Santacon 2017 Quick Details
When: Saturday, December 16
Time: Starts at noon
Where: Starts at Toby’s Pub on Commercial Drive
More info: Facebook event page