SantaCon NYC: How to avoid the annual holiday bar crawl

SantaCon can be a fun and boozy way to enjoy the holiday season, but when you’re not participating, it’s a nuisance wrapped up in a big red bow.

The annual bar crawl kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. in Manhattan, bringing with it a sea of drunken Santas who wreak boisterous havoc on the city’s streets.

For many locals, running into a crowd of rosy-cheeked (read: intoxicated) Santas on your way to the grocery store or brunch is a nightmare.

So if you want to avoid the pub crawl, take these notes and hopefully there won’t be a Santa in sight.

A full list of bars to avoid will be found at SantaCon’s website.