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SantaCon Chicago 2018

Santacon Chicago

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM (CST)

SantaCon Chicago 2018

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SantaCon Route 486 Tickets Dec 2, 2018 Free  

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The SantaCon Chicago 2017 Saturday, December 2nd.

Who: Anybody who dresses up as Santa, Santa's elves, Santa's Reindeer, Mrs Claus, or anything else Holiday related What: An afternoon adventure spreading joy and good cheer.

Ok Santa's As of right now, every bar has agreed to the time slot. So, it looks like this: 


12:00 - 1:45PM:  Beef and Brandy Restaurant /The Bar Below 127 S State St

2:00 - 2:15PM:  The steps of The Art Institute of Chicago some Santacon-style caroling!

2:30 - 4:00PM:  2twenty2 @ 222 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604

4:30 - 4:45 PM: Santa takeover Cloud Gate at Millennium Park

5:00 - 6:00 PM: Bar Louie @ 333 N. Dearborn St, IL. 60654 

6:30 - 7:30  The Joy District  @ 112 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

7:45 - 9::00 PM: Clover sports and leisure 722 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

9:00 - 10:00 PM: 

​ 10:00PM and beyond - General Shenanigans. 


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SantaCon Tips

1. Dress up — the key is to have the full santa suit, but if you haven’t had time to grab a Mr or Mrs Claus costume, get into the spirit of the event! No half assing it Santa by wearing a hat and festive colors like red! Buy your santa outfit in January on sale for next year!

2. Don’t take a car — many events are in busy areas of the city. Therefore, it’s advised to ride public transit to these events. We aren’t saying this just because we’re a transit app, it’s also because we want you to have more time to enjoy the festivities, instead of wasting time finding parking. If you’re also planning on having a mulled wine or two, public transit is also the safest way to get home.

3. Spread joy — this is a happy celebration of the year that’s just been, so pace yourself, and be kind to fellow Santas! If you hear of anyone who’s had a few too many that’s planning to drive, be sure to share Moovit with them so they can find a safe ride home by public transit or Uber.


"Santacon wasn’t always a charitable event, or even a drinking party. It began in San Francisco in 1994 as a performant art piece intended “to make whimsical fun” of the commercialism surrounding Christmas, founder John Law told the Village Voice in 2014. That year, 34 participants clad in Santa suits marched through San Francisco gatecrashing parties and looking for other ways to “shock people,” Law said.

The event has become somewhat different in tone and purpose, transforming from a spectacle to, well, a drunken spectacle. The Christmas-focused day-drinking event has annoyed everyone from police officers to bartenders, some of which forbid people from entering their establishments on Santacon if they’re wearing a costume. " By Kerry Close 





FINE PRINT: All Guests must be 21+ with ID. We will crawl rain or shine! NO REFUNDS! If you cannot find your ticket please contact directly, please do NOT email us as there is nothing we can do. Must be 21 years old to participate; valid State ID required. Participating venues and advertised times are subject to change. SantaCon, promotes safety and urges all participants to drink responsibly. Participating venues reserve the right to refuse entry to guests who are deemed intoxicated (or otherwise unfit) upon arrival. No refunds will be given. Gift cards must be used for food in accordance with state and local liquor laws. Participants must bring their Print At Home Ticket to the registration venue. No refunds. All sales are final. If a venue is at capacity then you may have to wait or proceed to another venue. Do not be late for registration. Prices are subject to change while supplies last.

*Unfortunately the Eventbrite system does not allow us to restrict people who are underage from buying tickets. If you are not 21 and purchase a ticket, you will not be allowed into the event.*


Have questions about SantaCon Chicago 2018? Contact Santacon Chicago

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The Bar Below
127 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Chicago, IL 60605

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM (CST)

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