At least four Santacon 2012 participants ended up in the hospital from blacking out. DNAinfo reports that one of these revelers was so unruly that emergency room workers handcuffed him. One mother in Midtown says that a Drunk Santa flipped the bird to her seven-year-old daughter. Community Board 3 district manager Susan Stetzer remarks that the board received numerous complaints during and after the all-day pub crawl, noting, "We have entire sidewalks covered and people forced into the street to walk, including old people with walkers."
The day after the event, the organizers of Santacon posted a note on their website explaining that the event is "not just bros puking in your neighborhood!" They raised a lot of money for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and collected a lot of food. But seriously, New Yorkers have a lot of opportunities to donate toys, money, and food during the holiday season, and none of these other charitable campaigns involve people getting sloppy drunk and disturbing the peace.
· Drunk Santas Terrorized City During Seasonal Rampage [DNAinfo]
· All Coverage of Santacon 2012 [~ENY~]