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The festive party in Detroit is back!

It’s time once again for the wild Santa Party in Downtown Detroit. Around the country it is known as SantaCon but here in the D it is known as Santarchy!

Most years this massive party is filled with boozy fights and crushed childhood dreams from those kids who see Santa fighting.


Now we have one famous fight that happened during these events. Thankfully it was not in Detroit but in New Jersey. Here it is!

Santacon Hoboken fight

Elves go at it Hoboken santacon 2016

Now here is John Oliver a few years ago talking about the events:

If you’re looking to celebrate and look like Santa, here is some informaiton from the Santarchy Detroit 2022 Facebook page!

Here is some of the information on the event:

Q.What day is the event?
A. It is December 17, 2022 starting at the Gaelic League at 7:00pm.
Q. How old do I have to be to participate?
A. 21 or older
Q. How much is a pass?
A. $30.00
Q. Can I pay with a credit card or debit card?
A. Cash only fucker
Q. Can I buy my pass in advance?
A. No. You can only purchase the pass the day of the event.
Q. Can I buy my pass at one of the satellite pick ups?
A. Yes, on the day of the event and it’s still only $30.00.
Q. If I catch a bus at a satellite location, will the bus take me back to that location?
A. Yes, as long as you get back to the Gaelic league on time. If you decide to stay longer at a bar once it’s announced that is the last pick up, we will not send a bus to go back for you.
Q. What time will the bus take me back to the satellite location?
A. We require that all buses start heading back to the Gaelic League at 1:00am and hit the road for original locations between 1:15 and 1:30.
Q. How will I know what bus to get on to take me back to satellite location?
A. All buses will have a sign in the window indicating the satellite location that it originated in. So please pay attention. The bus will NOT turn around to take you back.
Q. What do I do if I lollygagged and I miss the bus back to the satellite location?
A. You can call an Uber, taxi, your mom or a friend to pick you up and take you home.
Q. Do I have to dress up?
A. Yes, festive costume is mandatory.
Q. What bars are we going to?
A. The name of the bars are released on the day of the event. You can find each bar that we are going to on the back of your pass.
Q. What do I do if I don’t like the bar that I’m at?
A. Take your whiny ass outside and catch the bus to the next bar.
Q. Can I bring my own alcohol into the bar?
A. Absolutely not.
Q. What if I don’t want to buy a pass but I still want to go to each bar in my own car?
A. You will then be required to pay whatever the cover charge is for each bar. Every bar will be charging cover if you do not have an official santarchy pass. Regardless of how you are dressed.