Christmas comes but once a year, and packed in Santa's sack of toys is one of Hoboken's most exciting Christmas traditions, The Hoboken SantaFest. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Hoboken SantaFest; bringing holiday cheer and extreme amounts of booze to all those involved. SantaFest is a Christmasthemed bar crawl that will take place on Dec. 12th from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. No sign up is necessary; all you have to do to participate is wear a holiday costume.
The majority of men attending the Hoboken SantaFest dress as ol' St. Nick, although any holiday themed consume will do. Ladies are invited to dress as Ms. or Mrs. Claus, an elf, or even a seductive reindeer! Creative versions of classic costumes are always appreciated and encouraged. Last year, even some penguins came out to celebrate, so feel free to put your imagination to the test.
Last year's Hoboken SantaFest featured a guest Santa DJ at one of the bar crawls stops and a new SantaFest tradition was introduced: an hour of pantless Santa Claus!! If that mental picture doesn't make you want to join the drunken festivities, I don't know what will.
The 2009 Hoboken SantaFest covers nine bars in nine hours, starting at Sullivan's and ending at O'Donoghue's. It shouldn't be too difficult to get from bar to bar, and if you manage to get lost, just follow the stumbling Santas! So make the most of this December, throw on a Santa suit and head out for some good ole' fashioned holiday fun for the 2009 Hoboken SantaFest!