Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

Photos: Hundreds in costumes revel at festive SantaCon

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of bar-hopping Saint Nicks and costumed sidekicks including elves and reindeer are streaming through the streets of New York for the annual rite known as SantaCon.

Human snow globes, wrapped packages and the occasional Santa Jedi were also part of the festivities Saturday as the group stepped off in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.

Officers on the ground kept watch and an NYPD helicopter circled overhead.

After several years of defending the massive bar hop, organizers started planning with police over a month ago. They got a permit to assemble in a park and even agreed to tweet police messages about pedestrian safety.

Participants were reminded to avoid naughtiness — and even to stay hydrated.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.