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Sat, December 21 - Sun, December 22|7:00pm - 2:00am Free
1st Stop. The Yard - McKinney, TX at 7PM on Saturday December 21st.
2nd Stop. After we gather a good size group we will go to the new Historic Downtown McKinney Neon sign to take our annual picture.
3rd Stop. Will be The Celt Irish Pub this place has been a stop all 7 years of Santacon, they have always taken great care of all the Santa's. (don't forget Santa tips all the bartenders and waiting staff)
4th Stop. Dempsey's Place the inside bar is small but we had lots of fun in their outdoor patio they do have heaters but if you get cold bring your extra jacket Santa!
5th and last official Stop. Foxiis Downtown Mckinney they will have a DJ for us.
BE VERY RESPECTFUL OF EVERYONE AND ALL HOST PLACES!
ALL THE HOST BARS WILL HAVE SOME DRINKS SPECIALS FOR ANYONE WHO IS DRESSED UP!
READ THE RULES "DON'T BE THAT SANTA"
Remember that just because your favorite downtown McKinney bar or restaurant isn't on the list does not mean you can't go there. Each year we reach out to places to inform them we are coming each year our group grows bigger some places can not accommodate our group of over 150 at once, if you know anyone at other restaurants or bars that would like to host us please have them reach out to us we will update our stops.
WE HOPE TO HAVE ANOTHER YEAR OF FUN SEE YA'LL IN 17 DAYS!!
The Four S's of SantaCon.
Don’t Screw with kids. (screw with the parents not the children)
Don’t Screw with cops.(be a heathen on your own time)
Don’t Screw with bar staff or bartenders.(Santa loves to eat and drink)
Don’t Screw with McKinney(don't litter,puke, piss in public, or be obnoxious)
Santa gives to charity. We will announce this year what organizations we will donate to this year!
Santa Brings gifts! Naughty gifts are okay for adults, nice gifts (like small toys and candy) for the kids. Throwing coal at people is discouraged no matter who they are; yes, this includes politicians.
REMEMBER THE ANSWER IS: SANTA
It's very important how we deal with the public, private security, and ANYONE If asked, this is how you should answer:
Who's in charge? SANTA
Who are you with? SANTA
What organization are you with? SANTA
Who organized this? SANTA
Who just puked in that trashcan? SANTA
Santa is Santa! You are Santa. Santa is Santa. Santa addresses all other Santacon participants as…Santa.
Santa stays safe. Santa does not drink more than Santa can handle. Doing so endangers Santa’s self, Santa’s friends, and the future of Santacon.
HOLIDAY APPAREL IS MANDATORY TO RECEIVE DRINK SPECIALS. A Santa hat is not enough. Buy a suit, make a suit, borrow a suit or steal a suit. Elves, Mrs. Claus, reindeer and unusual interpretations of Santa are appreciated. Glue cotton balls to red long johns if you have to. Got an extra suit? Bring it along.
Watching Santa be jolly & merry is fun. Babysitting Santa while he vomits in an alley is not. Don't be that Santa.
Make sure you always tip the bar staff. We want to be able to do this again so be polite and cultivate the goodwill of the local community.
Please pay for your drinks as soon as you get them. Santa’s get tired of waiting on other santas to clear their tab before being able to move on. This entire adventure should be cash only.
"No Santa's left behind!" Don't think only of yourself - Santa is not inconsiderate of his fellow santas like that. Pick a few people you know and keep an eye out for them when it's time to move to the next location. If you don't see them, speak up so other santas know to wait a moment. Every santa should have at least 2-3 other santas they look out for and 2-3 that look out for them in turn.
Stay with the group. It's not just a case of "the more, the merrier" - Santa is safer with large numbers of fellow Santas and what one Santa can't achieve (or get away with) is a possibility for 50 or more!
Dress up! You don't have to dress exactly like Santa. In fact, unusual interpretations of Santa-ness are much appreciated, both by those we bring joy to - as well as your fellow Santas: elves, reindeer themes etc. are fine as well!
Please remember that this is all about having fun. Most Santas like to take their fun with a little alcohol which is fine. What is not fine, however, is getting completely sh#t-faced to the point that Santas end up being abusive or violent. Remember that there is no "bail fund" for incarcerated Santas and if you cross the line you'll be on your own.