Now in its third year, the Lowertown SantaCon is your chance to party it up holiday-style, without the awkward moments of a holiday office party or family gathering. And while Santa's big belly and rosy cheeks can probably be attributed to a hard life running an elf-driven sweatshop in a land of frozen tundra, the guy probably knows how to party too. If you can pull off the Kris Kringle look, you certainly should, but if you can't don't fret: Just pop on some fake reindeer antlers, come as a kinky leather elf, or simply dress in your ugliest holiday sweater and jingling accessories. The key is to come in costume for the drink specials. The barhop begins at the Hat Trick Lounge, then stumbles along to Trattoria da Vinci, Barrio, Bulldog, Black Dog, Station 4, and, finally, Senor Wong. The Brass Messengers will be serenading sugarplum drunks along the way, while Foxy Tann plays MC. Looking to come a little late but not sure where the party's at? You can check in with @santacon55101 on Twitter or text "follow santacon55101" to 40404.
Sat., Dec. 18, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., 2010