Lowertown SantaCon X – Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Lowertown SantaCon was voted “Best Twin Cities Pub Crawl” by City Pages, listed in City Pages’ “50 Reasons We Love Winter in Minnesota,” has been City Pages “A-List”-ed, Pioneer Press “Best of the Week”-ed, and shouted-out by DJ Mark Wheat from The Current and DJ Larry Englund from KFAI. We are a Midwestern media-accredited extravaganza of the human holiday spirit!

Lowertown SantaCon X features a costumed cast of hundreds. This is a community-organized event and Santa’s grace is boundless. Expect no entrance fee, no wristbands, and no merchandise. Accept no impostors.

Memory Hole

Facebook event page for Lowertown SantaCon IX, which took place on Saturday, December 17, 2016!

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2016 Route of the Santacon Express

7:00pm – Golden’s Lowertown (Wall between 4th and 5th)
8.00pm – Big River Pizza (5th & Wall)
9.00pm – Black Dog Cafe (Broadway & Prince/4th)
10.00pm- Secret Bar Sleigh-By (check our Twitter @santacon55101 after 9:50pm CST for destination)
11.00pm – SW Craft Bar (4th & Robert) til close

7pm - Golden's Lowertown

Food, art, music, and community—all local, all fresh. Full bar and kitchen. Breakfast served all day.

8pm - Big River Pizza

We are a wood-fired pizza restaurant in Lowertown, St. Paul, MN serving “Minne-politan” style pizzas, beer, wine and small plates. When we aren’t in Lowertown we take one of our ovens on the road to cater your event or meet you at a farmers’ market or local event.

9pm - Black Dog Cafe

A mainstay of Saint Paul and the Lowertown neighborhood, the Black Dog is an unpretentious, all-day gathering spot. Since opening its doors in 1998 as a little coffee bar, the Black Dog has continued to stretch, push, and evolve to serve the growing needs of the ever changing Lowertown community. The café serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, wine, cocktails, as well as espresso and non-alcoholic drinks. A Happy Hour is offered daily from 3-6pm. Patio seating is available in season. The Black Dog is known for live music (Jazz, World, Roots, Bluegrass) most every night and particularly for their Saturday nights. “Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog,” which features the best veteran Jazz musicians in the Twin Cities and special opening sets by up and coming jazz talent.

10:45pm - SW Craft Bar

Located in between the Xcel Center and CHS Stadium, SW Craft Bar features a rotating seasonal local and regional craft beers selection, small batch whiskeys and bourbons, artisan wine, and craft cocktails.

About Lowertown SantaCon

Lowertown SantaCon is half spectacle, half pub crawl and half flash mob—that’s one and a half things!—in the chill Lowertown historic and arts district of Saint Paul, MN. Saturday, December 16th, 2017 will mark the tenth year of the annual event.

The 2016 Lowertown SantaCon IX was generously sponsored by SantaLawyer.com: Your Lawyer for the Holidays.

SantaCon (aka “Santarchy” aka “The Red Menace”) is an annual worldwide Santa Claus convention occurring in cities around the globe. People dress as Santa, other associated characters, and variations on the theme—and embark on an epic pub crawl around their city.

Come as Santa, come as an elf or reindeer or get creative and come as a Santasaurus, a Hanukkah Chicken, a Kwanza Ham…you get the picture! No wristbands, no tickets, this sleigh ride is free!