SantaCon is a loosely organized, flexible event.

SantaCon is free, but Santa wants you to bring non-perishable food donations for a local food bank. The first bar will have a donation box available.

You must be 21 to participate in this event. If you’re not 21, you’re welcome to parade around downtown Lawrence with the other Santas, however you may not enter the bars.

To accommodate Santas who can’t be on time, Santa has a schedule.

  • 3 p.m. The Sandbar (or earlier- the bar is open at 1 p.m.!)
  • 4 p.m. The Granada
  • 5 p.m. Red Lyon Tavern
  • 6 p.m. The Bottleneck (they will have a watch party for the KU vs. New Mexico basketball game)

Like previous years, Santas will spend approximately 45 minutes to an hour at each bar, with time allotted in between bars for spreading good cheer on Massachusetts Street. There will be designated Santas to let everyone know when it’s time to move on to the next bar. Please pay attention to the Santa in charge. SantaCon is more fun when large groups of Santas stick together.