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SantaCon to Be Held in Williamsburg for Second Straight Year

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    SantaCon, the pub crawl that sees thousands of jolly revelers descending on bars each December, is returning to Williamsburg this year.

    This year's event will be held on Dec. 10 and marks the second-straight year that the bar crawl has been staged in the north Brooklyn neighborhood.

    Last year's event kicked off in McCarren Park, and several bars and nightclubs on the neighborhood's north side participated in the event. The route for this year's event hasn't been announced -- typically organizers don't name the bars participating in the event until the night before. 

    Neighborhood organizations and business owners have derided the popular pub crawl, and the pushback in some neighborhoods forced organizers to move the event. The region's commuter rail lines also banned alcohol on trains on the day SantaCon has been held in recent years. 

    Is SantaCon Getting Tamer?

    [NY] Is SantaCon Getting Tamer?
    The SantaCon pub crawl is the one Christmas tradition that many in the tri-state do not look forward to each year. It's built a reputation for being rowdy and sometimes violent. Now, as local businesses brace for the event Saturday organizers are promising a better behaved SantaCon. Rob Schmitt reports.
    (Published Friday, Dec. 11, 2015)

    At last year's event, five people were arrested and more than 100 red-suited participants were issued summonses, the Daily News reports.

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