(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!
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!
more santa related reading…
- Video of the day: Santacon in New York City (gadling.com)
- Santacon 2011, Santarchy Events Taking Place Around The World (laughingsquid.com)
- Scott Beale: Howto Become a Desaturated Santa (laughingsquid.com)
There's more too it than this, pranking, singing dirty carols and anything goes costume wise as long as you are not yourself!