Houston’s SantaCon pub crawl is back, and this year, it’s for the naughty and the nice

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A charity pub crawl through downtown Houston soon will feature jolly men dressed in red, and jolly women dressed in varieties of Mrs. Claus, elves and other neighbor friends of the North Pole:

Houston’s annual SantaCon is here, and, this year, it’s set to include both the nice – as in a charity toy drive – and the naughty, which may be just about everything else.


The pub craw will visit several bars in downtown Houston and include drop points for unwrapped toys, which organizers said they will donate to Toys for Tots.

Participants are encouraged to dress in holiday-themed costumes, ranging from the traditional to the outrageous, as they move from one bar to the next every hour.

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This year’s pub crawl will start at Sunny’s, just around the corner from the Central Station Main MetroRAIL stop and end at several smaller establishments across the street from the Preston Station stop.

Organizers said they are further encouraging participants to take precautions to avoid drinking and driving, such as using the MetroRAIL trains, ride-sharing service or staying at one of the many nearby downtown hotels.

The Houston edition is one of several SantaCon-related, bar crawl events held this time of year around the world meant to spread holiday cheer – and beer, both to children in need and to bar patrons, respectively, of course.

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“Everybody has a great time. It can get to be 150 to 200 people by the end of the night,” one of the orgainzers said in an interview with the Houston Press. “Every year, somebody goes in something crazy.”

Houston’s SantaCon pub crawl takes place this Saturday, December 16, and for more information, check the event’s Facebook page.

Not an ad, we just know how many Houstonians could use some holiday cheer – and beer!

See y’all there.

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