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SantaCon Terrorizes NYC This Saturday

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Plus, the Museum of Ice Cream returns to NYC Saturday — and more intel

A group of people dressed as santa claus all crowded together on a new york city street.
SantaCon revelers from the 2018 iteration of the event.
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SantaCon descends on Times Square this Saturday

It’s that time of the year again — when an inordinately large group of drunk bros dressed as Santa Claus flood the streets and subways of New York City, making most New Yorkers wish they could run for cover outside the city. This year’s SantaCon “revelry” will take place on Saturday, December 14 starting at 10 a.m. from Father Duffy Square, a section of Times Square between West 46 and 47th Streets and Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Here’s a map of places to avoid if SantaCon is not your scene.

SantaCon had initially planned a series of yacht parties at East 23rd Street and FDR Drive, but had to cancel those after pushback from local elected officials and residents. So it’s back to the city bearing the brunt of the “festivities.”

In other news

— Instagram-bait Museum of Ice Cream will unveil its permanent, three-story space at 558 Broadway this Saturday. Tickets cost $39 and for that price visitors can access the previously problematic sprinkle pool, a speakeasy-style space that serves sundaes and milkshakes, and a gallery of ice cream history.

Bice Cucina — a global Italian chain that started in Milan, and has had a Midtown location for over 30 years — is debuting a location in Soho, at 15 Watts Street, in January.

Times restaurant critic Pete Wells released his lists of the top 10 new restaurants of 2019, and his favorite dishes from this year. José Andrés’s Hudson Yards Spanish food hub Mercado Little Spain came out on top.

— Following the banana duct taped to a wall at Art Basel Miami Beach, several copy cats have emerged, including Greenpoint’s Fornino Pizza, which duct-taped a margherita pizza to the wall with a $100,000 price tag, and a Popeye’s location that taped a chicken sandwich to its wall for just over $120,000.

— Popular Australian import Gran Tivoli is going to host three-course, family-style Sardinian feasts on Sundays featuring lamb shanks slow-cooked for six hours, among other dishes, according to a spokeperson.

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