Santa Con

Santa Con


by Charlotte Today

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 6 at 2:05 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The holidays are a time to get together with friends and family, but if you wanted to get out then try this event that mixes Santa Claus and beer.

Santa Con, hosted by Good Eats and Meets, is expected to be the biggest holiday crawl in the city Saturday December 15, 2012.

What is SantaCon? The first SantaCon took place in San Francisco in 1994 and was sponsored by The San Francisco Cacophony Society.

The original inspiration came from an earlier SF adventure club called The Suicide Club who's founder came up with the idea after reading an article about a Danish political who mobbed a Copenhagen Department store just before Christmas. However, the first American and all subsequent SantaCons around the world are non-political, purely surreal Santa prank events.

Santacon is a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical holiday party that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason in over 260 cities and 36 countries around the world. SantaCon is a global phenomenon. So hundreds of Santas, elves, and other holiday characters will roam the streets visiting all six Charlotte area microbreweries.

The Lowdown for the Ho-down:
Four Friends Brewing: 11AM-1PM-CLTSantaCon Sign in w/Food Truck
10913 Office Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 233-7071

NoDa Brewery/BirdSong Brewery: 1:15-2:45
2229 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 451-1394

2315 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 332-1810

Heist Brewery: 3-4 serving Lunch
2909 North Davidson Street #200, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 375-8260

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: 4:15-5:15
215 Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 525-5644

Triple C Brewing Company: 5:30-6:30 w/Food Truck
2900 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 372-3212

The CLTSantaCon After Party 7-10 (Location TBD)
Join the red tide and take part in the CLTSantaCon for only $10, which gives you the ability to visit any and all of the breweries taking part. Back again this year, we will have the CLTSantaCon Party Bus/Vans with admission to all the breweries for only $30 and holiday treats will be enjoyed on the bus/van.  Leave everything up to us…no worries, just have FUN! As an added bonus, we are introducing the Santa Cup. Each brewery will have a special beer that will be available to ONLY those that have the cup.  The special Santa Cup is yours for only $5.
Also in the spirit of giving, bring a unwrapped toys to be donated to A Child's Place.
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