Santacon Portland 2018

Santacon - Portland, Maine

Next Date: Dec 5, 2020 - Canceled

Plan for: Dec 4, 2021

Please stay home!

Sorry folks. We've cancelled Santacon 2020.

Santacon carries a very high risk of being a super-spreader event. And we can't bear shouldering any of that.

While restrictions are lightening up, there's a lot of milestones that have to be reached before we'll fee safe about getting huge groups together again. And right now, the magic eight-ball says "Outlook not so good."

We miss you all. Here's hoping Dec 4, 2021 will be safer. Watch facebook and twitter for other news.

Santacon Portland occurs on the first Saturday of December. Our next crawl is schedule for Dec 5, 2020 Dec 4, 2021.

2019 Facebook event listing.

If you're looking for info about Santacon Portland, check the following links:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rosies, Pat's Pizza, Three Dollar Deweys, & Fore Play

Note: notice these are all food places. Get some.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Port City Music Hall

7:35 PM

Photo at Monument Square

7:45 PM - 9:15 PM

Oasis, Bonfire, & Drink Exchange

9:15 PM - 10:45 PM

Gritty's, Bull Feeney's, & Thirsty Pig

10:50 PM

Group Photo at Post Office Park (across from Tommy's Park)

11:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Old Port Tavern, Slice and Ice Bar

Not sure where everything is? Try a map!

What do I need to know?

Costumes are required. Just a santa hat is not enough. The silliness is the point. A full Santa suit is the best costume, but we're open to others if they're creative. (Other santacons are santas-only. We're not.) We've seen lots of reindeer, Christmas trees, leg lamps, a few snowmen, and even a Hanukkah Harry.

You don't have to come for the whole thing, but it is fun to. It's really worth trying to be there for the group photo.

For the most part, the group sticks together. Listen for "Santas on the move!" as notice to head to the next place.

Adults only. This is a bar crawl. If you're reading this now, go get your wallet and check that your ID hasn't expired.

Pace yourself. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Add in some extra glasses of water. Make sure to stop somewhere for food.

Cash is your friend. Gets you in and out from the bar faster.

Santa tips well.

Don't be a dink. Everyone's out to have a good time. If you're a bad drunk, Santa reserves the right to kick you out of the club.

Remember why we do this - Because it's fun. The holidays are a very stressful time, and they're very focused on kids and family. While that's fine and all, Santacon gives the adults a chance to do something fun and silly. So, come have a drink (or three) with us, make some friends, have some fun.

Take two asprin and drink two large glasses of water before you go to bed.

Questions? Send them through FB or twitter.