Monday, December 8, 2014

St. Louis SantaCon 2014 This Saturday

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The annual pub crawl that is the 2014 St. Louis SantaCon will take place with Saturday through Soulard.

The fun kicks off at 5pm at Franklins Pub at the corner of 8th and Lafayette.

Here's the schedule

5p-6:30p: Franklins Pub

6:30p-8p: 1860 Saloon

8p - 9p: Molly's

9:30p-11p: Great Grizzly Bear

11p-Close: John D. McGurk's

SantaCon is held in cities all over the world. The local one was started several years ago by two women from Soulard, Natalie and Cara. If you go on the pub crawl, you'll meet both of them. Well, at least you should because they're awesome.

This year another Santa pub crawl, STL Santarchy, will be happening as well. That crawl has stops all through the day with the evening spent in Soulard. Beginning at 9p, Santarchy will hit Nadines, Joanie's, Bastille, Sonny's, Great Grizzly Bear, 1860 and Molly's.

Here's more about the St. Louis SantaCon from 2013 and 2012.

Nationally, SantaCon has gotten a bad rap due to people being shitheads in other cities. If you are interested in coming out for this crawl, dress up in your best Santa, elf or other Christmas attire and come ready to meet new friends and enjoy Soulard. If you plan on being a shithead or tend to do that when you're drunk, everyone would rather you go somewhere else, like St. Charles.

Don't have a Santa suit? Through the wonders of the internet and Amazon Prime, there is still time to order one and get it here by Saturday. Or were you thinking a different Santa suit? Amazon also has some very nice looking options for the ladies.

For more St. Louis SantaCon 2014 information, check out the event's Facebook page.