Run, Swim and Drink with Santa this Weekend

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You have heard of the Iron Man triathalons – where serious athletes run, swim and bike.  This weekend is kind of like a Pittsburgh triathlon, which might be appropriately called the Iron City Man triathlon  Run, Swim and Drink.   Run in the Jingle Bell Run on Saturday morning – if you want to run very slowly you can join the IheartPGH team (or make a donation to our team and meet us at the end for Hot Chocolate).  Saturday afternoon is the 7th Annual Santarchy – hundreds of Santa’s will embark on a bar crawl around town.  Then, when you are filled with cheer – head over to Heinz Field on Sunday morning to take a dip in the river for the Pittsburgh Plunge.  Check out all of the details for these events and the other  items we discussed on the DVE morning show below.

Commonwealth Press/Sapling Press Open House

  • Friday, December 9, 6-9pm
  • Check out their new print shop space on the South Side

Jingle Bell Run – 5k to benefit the Arthritis Foundation

  • Saturday, December 10 – Check in at McFAddens by PNC Park
  • Check in 7:45-9:30
  • Race Starts at 10 am
  • Wear your finest holiday attire
  • Join the IheartPGH team! We will be the ones running very slowly at the back of the group.  Online registration is closed but you are welcome to join our team when you sign up on Sat.  You can still make a donation to our team here  –

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Santarchy 2011

  • 7th Annual Santa bar crawl
  • Saturday, December 10
  • 2pm – meet at NOLA in Market Square – the fun continues from there
  • Must wear a Santa Suit!!

Cinebrunch – White Christmas

  • Saturday, December 10
  • 11 am Brunch followed by the film
  • The Oaks Theater in Oakmont

Pittsburgh Plunge – To Benefit the Special Olympics

  • Sunday, December 11
  • 9am @ Heinz Field
  • Take a dip in the river to raise funds for the Special Olympics

Skate with Santa at Schenley Park

  • Sunday, December 11
  • 1:30-3:30pm
  • Schenley Park Skating Rink

A few fun Holiday Gift Ideas (aka ways to entertain your family who are visiting from out of town)…

Serious Santas Only-Pittsburgh Santarchy 2011

Pittsburgh Santarchy 2010. Thanks to Beth O. for the Photo

(Read this next sentance to the tune of Santa clause is coming to town)  You better watch out … Santacon is coming to Pittsburgh!

Folks, it that time of year… time for holiday cheer and whole bunch of adults, dressed as Santa’s who will spend Saturday visiting many Pittsburgh drinking establishment.  Yes – Saturday, December 10 is the 7th Annual Pittsburgh Santarchy.

Santarchy (aka Santacon) is an event that takes place in locations around the world. Basically a whole bunch of people put on some Santa suits and visit a whole bunch of Pittsburgh bars.

This year should have no shortage of holiday cheer.

Pittsburgh Santarchy 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Meet at NOLA in Market Square at 2pm
Wear a Santa suit
Facebook Event Link

The Pittsburgh Santarchy 2011 Schedule – High Points, Low Points and Check Points! N’at!

Santa Rampage 2004 (Austin)

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2pm -2:35 pm CHECK POINT NOLA (Market Square)-   Santarchy starts here!  Sing along with Famous Santarchist Phat Mandee!   And get Santarchy songbooks here.  (Facebook email was sent out wed. Dec 7th to print your own!)

2:40 pm CHECK POINT PPG ICE RINK!   Get pics with KIDS and DINOS!   Lil Kids are here, be nice! Watch out for Naughty Security!

High Points & Low Points Challenge: (One Hour)   Lets see how inventive you are???  The Challenge is visit one watering hole of your choice while stopping by to visit Mayor Caliguri and a Giant Menora (get pics).   And then make it to the next check point in Time.   Hints and ideas: Sing Dirty Carols! Visit the Mayor?, Common Plea, Occupy Pittsburgh, Papa J’s, Tavern 245, Dollar Bank Lions or anywhere else yinz wanna go!

3:40 pm-3:45pm CHECK POINT Macy’s!!! (Operation: We won’t go till we get some!) Meet OUTSIDE at 5th Avenue Entrance! We go in at 3:45pm!   Santa is now on the FIRST FLOOR! Watch out for Naughty Security!  Lil Kids are here, be nice!

High Points & Low Points Challenge: (1.5 Hours) Get your pic with Giant Jazz Musicians.

Hints and Ideas:  Sing Dirty Carols!  Blush (arranged no cover for Santarchists), Eat Tapas at Serviche,Images, Sharp Edge, the cigar bar whose name escapes me or just have a Gay Old time!

5:30 pm (SHARP)- CHECK POINT Convention Center River Front Dock! Water Limo Across River to Stadium Pier?  $5 Dollars to take Pittsburgh Water Limo.   You can buy drinks on the boat.  RESPECT THE BOAT SO WE CAN DO IT AGAIN!

5:30 pm to 6:15pm CHECK POINT  Tilted Kilt– Checkpoint Catch up Point then leave at 6:15pm

High Points & Low Points Challenge: (2.25 Hours) Get Pics with Mr. Rodgers, Willie Stargell and Roberto Clemente and visit watering holes along the way. Sing Dirty Carols!  How to get to the next checkpoint: Reindeer, The Underground(subway), Bus or Cab

8:30pm to 9:15pm CHECK POINT Saddleridge– Ride the Bull and catch up!   No Cover for Santarchists that use the Front Entrance!

High Points and Low Points Challenge: Roam Station Square if you see any kids give them presents!  Take bus to Southside!   (Try to stay in groups, one drunk Santa is pathetic, 20+ is terrifying!).

11:30 pm Final CHECK POINT Haufbrau Haus!

Chicken Dance & Beer Barrel Polka!

Yes Virginia, Santa Does Like Beer (Radio Round Up for December 10)

Santas in the Castro - Santarchy SantaCon 2009
Image by Steve Rhodes via Flickr

Most Friday mornings at 6:45 am, you can listen to IheartPGH talk live with Jim and Randy on the WDVE morning show about things to do in Pittsburgh on the weekend. Here is our list of events and links to more information for this weekend…

Sorry we are a little late getting these links posted for today.  But better late than never – here are the links for this week.

Santa comes to Penn Brewery – holiday fun for kids and parents too
  • Brunch and visit with Santa – Pirate Parrot and Iceberg will be there too
  • Saturday, DEcember 11, 2010
Santacon 2009 - Astoria, Queens NYC
Image by kstraw2 via Flickr
  • Bar crawl on southside where you must wear a Santa suit.
  • Saturday, December 11, 2010
  • Meet at Hoffbrau @ 2pm Sharp
  • Saturday, December 11, 2010
  • Noon-5
  • Meet the new dark beers at East End Brewing
  • Sample the new Eye Opener Coffee Porter and other new dark beers

Radio Round Up – December 11, 2009

yikes!  sorry I didn’t get to post this on Friday morning –  but all of these events are for Saturday!

  • Holiday Bar Crawl
  • Must wear a santa suit
  • Meet outside of Cheesecake Factory in South Side Works at 2pm on Sat.
  • Sat. Dec 12
  • Hunt Armory in Shadyside
  • Awesome handmade items from crafters near and far, tasty food and fun times
  • Help get the truck back on the road
  • Sat. Dec. 12, 9pm-1am, $10 at the door
  • 300 Saline St, Across from Big Jims in the Run