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Sledding into 2019

Sledding into 2019

2019 detroit santarchy post image

Okay… This is the first post for 2019, and I know that some of you have some questions about what is the plan for this year’s event.  The plans are not completely settled yet, and we still some things to iron out.  Here is what can be said for sure:

  • This years date is December 21, 2019. 
  • There is not… I repeat.  There is not a pre-sale for passes.  They are only sold the night of the event.  But Don’t Panic!  The way the system works you don’t have to worry about getting completely shut out of the fun.
  • The final bar line up is not determined yet.  Santa’s still imbibing… er… checking his list twice on this one.
  • The satellite pickup locations are not settle yet either.
  • There will not be any more info until after Thanksgiving.
  • Stay tuned.  All info as it’s released will appear on this site.

That’s all for now.  Please return to your standard drinking procedure.

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.