Hundreds of bearded Santas hit NYC streets

Created: 12/15/2013 11:41 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Several hundred red-suited Santas braved the blustery snow for New York City's annual "Santa Con" pub crawl.
The New York Post reports police officers were out in full force on Saturday to monitor the hordes of drunken revelers dressed as Santa Claus. New Yorkers have complained about public drunkenness and unruly behavior during the event in previous years.
Police officers handed out fliers at subway stations and parks warning the Santas to remove their fake beards before entering bars.
Police told the newspaper that one Santa was treated for injuries at Bellevue Hospital and later released.
On its website, "Santa Con" describes itself as a "nonsensical Santa Claus convention" that donates cash to the Food Bank for NYC and other local charities.


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