The good people of Hell's Kitchen won't have to worry about the neighborhood scourge known as SantaCon this year. Given its high concentration of pubs, that area has often been the neighborhood of choice for the Drunk Santas to begin their revelry, but residents have complained that last year was "much worse" than any of the previous crawls. Among the offenses committed by the polyester-clad St. Nicks in 2012: public urination, nudity, brawling, and flipping off small children.
In order to avoid a repeat of that particular breed of holiday cheer, a group of Hell's kitchen residents reached out to SantaCon's organizers this year and begged them to stay away. The anonymous Santas responded: "As far as us coming to Hell's Kitchen this year, you don't have anything to worry about. SantaCon changes its route every year." Local restaurateurs may still want to print out a couple No Drunk Santas signs in case any elves stumble over for some unsanctioned revelry. Because as one resident puts it to DNAinfo: "Besides going to Williamsburg, where else are the bros going to go and puke?"
· SantaCon to Avoid Hell's Kitchen This Year After Complaints [DNAinfo]
· All Coverage of SantaCon [~ENY~]