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Hundreds of Santas Hit NYC Streets for SantaCon Despite Snow

SantaCon, in its 19th year, attracts hundreds of people annually but has also drawn the ire of some residents



    New Yorkers, Visitors Revel in Season's First Snowfall

    A father and son shared their first sled ride and tourists visiting from around the world said they got to experience the New York winter wonderland they'd only seen in movies. Rana Novini reports.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017)

    Santa Claus is in New York, in the form of hundreds of people wearing his lookalike-costume to bar crawl for the annual SantaCon.

    The Santas were not allowed to drink on trains bringing them to Manhattan because of rowdy incidents in past years. 

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    That didn't keep them from crowding Penn Station and streets Saturday on their way to city watering holes.

    The rules of SantaCon are simple - don't mess with kids, cops, bar staff, the charity mission or simply, the city of New York.

    The first snowfall of the season came the same day as SantaCon. It was expected to wind down early Sunday, leaving about 3 inches of wet snow on the ground, according to the National Weather Service.

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    Jimmy Fallon pens thank you notes to President Donald Trump's pronunciation of "United States," local news Santa trackers and other things.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017)

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