NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of so-called Santas have made their way to Midtown Manhattan Saturday for the annual SantaCon pub crawl.
But as CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported, some have serious reservations about what could happen based on previous years.
Christmas-clad participants began downing drinks at dozens of bars across Midtown around 10 a.m.
“It’s a fun way to celebrate the holiday, and get drunk,” said tourist Kari Sass.
If you’re heading into the city for SantaCon from Long Island, pre-partying on Long Island Rail Road trains won’t be an option.
Signs at Penn Station make it more than clear there’s no booze allowed, Gold reported. It’s a move the LIRR has made based on problems in the past.
“They act very crazy, ridiculous. They drink, they get drunk, they behave terribly,” said security guard Desmond Bentinck.