SantaCon 2014 is upon us and all of New York City is quivering in fear, excitement or a mixture of both.
Many have tried to forget the pure chaos that is this bedlam of inebriated Santas trolling through the streets of downtown Manhattan.
And many were simply too drunk to remember it.
Metro has prepared an extensive gallery of last year’s SantaCon to serve as a reminder of the chaos.
This year’s SantaCon could be far more tame due to a combination of community backlash and series of protests planned for the same day.
As Metro’s Chester Soria reported on SantaCon’s plan to scale back:
The annual display of debauched Santas and inebriated elves crawling along city streets will be limited to a handful of pre-screened bars ready for the revelers, in order to “create the lowest possible impact on this city we love,” organizers of the beer-guzzling fundraiser said in a statement on their website Thursday.
SantaCon released a .99 cent app on Thursday with at least 35 participating bars in Manhattan.
“If a venue isn’t on this list, it’s because they don’t want to see you there,” the website warned.
Wherever SantaCon ends up this year, we wish the residents of the area the best of luck and recommend a cocktail of lemon juice, baking soda and detergent to get vomit stains out of your clothing.