The New York Daily News reports:
A lot of drunken Santa Clauses won’t be coming to town this year. SantaCon, the notoriously debauched yuletide-themed Manhattan bar crawl that each year fills city streets, subways and bars with stumbling and stewed St. Nicks, will not go forward this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers confirmed to the Daily News Thursday.
The annual crimson plague in December, fueled by cigarettes and peppermint schnapps and often held against a backdrop of winter’s first snowfall, endures a yearly backlash from New Yorkers repulsed by the sight of drunken Santas vomiting or urinating in the street.
“We assumed the cancellation of a 20,0000+ person event would be a given in most people’s minds since there are no venues open, no other large events are happening, and there is a massive public health crisis going on,” the rep said.
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