SantaCon pub crawl revelers fan out across New York

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The bar crawl known as 'SantaCon' led to a brawl on 14th Street on Saturday evening.

It also led to a Santa urinating in public, moments before this St. Nick, standing in the middle of oncoming traffic on Varick Street, tried to open doors of moving cars.

There was also a Santa seen jumping on the back of a fire truck in Brooklyn.

Meanwhile, a group of protesters clashed with Santas near the Flatiron Building on Saturday morning. The NYPD reportedly had to arrest two of those demonstrators. The mayhem is all reasons why the annual festival is earning an out-of-control reputation for brewing too much trouble, with critics saying its more naught than nice. Evan a community group, calling themselves 'New York City Residents' handed out fliers in Manhattan in Brooklyn, claiming the event was canceled this year.

However, the event was not all mischief. With thousands of Santas out in the city, many shared their Christmas cheer while keeping it G-rated.

"There's so many people out dressed like you, everyone's out here to have fun," said Alyasa Miller.
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