DNAinfo New York reports that a New York City Police Department precinct in Manhattan has contacted bars in Midtown and Hell’s Kitchen to urge them not to serve Santa during this year’s upcoming NYC Santacon. SantaCon has grown from a small 1994 Cacophony Society event in San Francisco to an annual international event that last year occurred in more than 50 cities. The 2012 NYC SantaCon provoked a pre-emptive backlash and, afterwards, angry complaints by residents. The NYC SantaCon is scheduled for December 14—as is common SantaCon practice, no starting location or route has yet been released.
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