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Detroit Santarchy 2023 Is Almost Here!

Detroit Santarchy 2023 Is Almost Here!


We’re less than a one week away from the Motor City’s wildest yuletide freak show and pub crawl.

Knowing how to navigate through the chaotic silliness of this annual event will keep it both fun and safe for everyone so pay the F#@k attention !

We will keep posting updates and FYI’s so keep spreading the info with your fellow Santarchists.

As most of you know, to minimize driving we will have several satellite bus pickup locations around Metro Detroit that will take you to where all the Santas and helpers will meet up. ( Magic Stick 4120 Woodward Ave.)

Here is the list of the satellite pick up locations:

  • 1) Ferndale -J’s Penalty Box 22726 Woodward Ave. 6:30 pm
  • 2) Livonia – (two buses) K of C Hall 19801 Farmington Road 6:30 pm
  • 3) Dearborn – Buffalo Wild Wings 22216 Michigan Ave. 6:30 pm
  • 4) Southgate & Wyandotte – Joe’s Hamburgers 3041 Biddle Ave 6:15pm and then Mallies Bar 19400 Northline Rd 6:30 pm
  • 5) Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti – Tap Room 201 W. Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti, Mi. 6:15 pm then Belleville ,Mi Walmart 10562 Belleville Rd- (Parking lot behind the Taco Bell) 6:30 pm
  • 6) Plymouth – Post Bar- 8744 Penniman Ave. 6:30 pm
  • 7) Roseville – Johnny B Goode’s 26230 Groesbeck Hwy. 6:30 pm

REMEMBER the bus number you rode in on so at the end of the night you can find it to get back to your city.

Once you get to the Magic Stick you can ride ANY bus to all the bars until 12:45-1am. All the buses will just loop to the participating bars until 12:45.-1am always returning to our hub (The Magic Stick).

Got it?? Good!! Don’t stress out Santa and take any inconveniences you might encounter two serious. Have fun ,laugh, meet new people and keep it silly.


No Fisticuffs: Be on Your Good Behavior

No Fisticuffs: Be on Your Good Behavior

santas follow the rules

Let’s face it, lots of Santas mixed with alcohol and other pleasure enhancers can sometimes equal bad vibes and bad behavior.  The Detroit Santarchy has a good reputation.  Remember, we are guests at the establishments where we will be imbibing a drink or two.  Stay cool.  Stay friendly.  And most importantly, don’t be a Captain Bring Down by fighting or being a bad, ugly drunken Santa.

In some cities, this Santarchy is something that is feared by the local businesses.  But here in Detroit, especially here in the Corktown-Cass Corridore area where we will be, the drinking establishments look forward to Santa, because they know we are here for good cheer.

Rules for a Fun Night:

  • Be nice and make friends, this is not a contest to see who can be the most obnoxious idiot.  We’re here to relax and have fun.
  • If you are told no or to back off, don’t let alcohol cloud your judgement: be cool and back off.  Don’t obsess over something that won’t matter once you wake up in the morning.
  • If the pace of alcohol consumption is going too fast, slow down and have a bite to eat.
  • Listen to the bus drivers.  If a driver asks you to settle down, or to not smoke on the bus, do it.
  • Don’t ask the drivers to deviate from the route.  It’s very important for the drivers to stay on route and on time to keep the flow of Santas moving.  Deviating from the route messes up a system that works.  If you want to go somewhere that is off the route… that’s what Uber is for.


Follow Us

Follow Us

can santa party?

Do you want to know when important info is posted on this site.  Then follow us on twitter.  When you see a tweet from Detroit Santarchy, just click on the link and you can find out what you need to know.  It’s easy, just go to:

If you follow us on Twitter, you won’t have to lie awake in your bed at nights wondering if you missed anything from Detroit Santarchy.  And that’s because… When you are signed into Twitter, whenever we post something, Twitter will tweet you.  It’s that easy.

Site Make Over

Site Make Over

santa claus is hitting the road

Okay… Alright… After a whole bunch of years, the site is getting a long overdue make over. Being Santa, with all the traditions and stuff, it was hard to break away from typing the code.  But, alas,I’ve finally relented, and we’re updating to a more modern looking site. Hopefully, you will find it easy to use and mobile friendly, which seems like a must now-a-days.

Take a spin and check things out.  The galleries have all been moved over to Santarchy Past.  If you have photos to share, check out our page: