SantaCon is a loosely organized, flexible event.
SantaCon is free, but Santa wants you to bring donations for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Douglas County. Cash is preferred—$5 per person goes a long way. The Sandbar 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 be able to enter the bars.
To accommodate Santas who can’t be on time, Santa has a schedule.
- 2 p.m. Santas gather at the Sandbar
- 3 p.m. Granada
- 4 p.m. Harbour Lights
- 4:45 p.m. Red Lyon
- 5:30 p.m. Santas head north on Mass Street
- 5:45 p.m. Shot Stop at La Familia
- 6 p.m. Leroy’s for the 6 p.m. KU game
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.
It’s much easier for the bars and for the Santas if everyone uses cash as much as possible. Plastic slows everyone down. And don’t forget to tip your bartenders.