Get ready, New York City.

It's that weekend. That weekend where, if you can, you should just vacate Manhattan or at least, the LES. 

Yep, it's SantaCon weekend. Hide your kids, hide your wife, drunk Santas are going to destroy everything you know and love about NYC... for one weekend. 

If that's your thing (may god have mercy on your soul), we still have the deets below, but we've also found a few other things for you to do this weekend that will hopefully be ~mostly~ sexy reindeer-free.

All we're saying is, it's a great weekend to be in Brooklyn. Stay safe, y'all.

Friday, December 9th

1. ¡Viva la Bella-lucion!


There's a revolution coming to the Upper West Side! Glam Award nominee Bella Noche is bringing together some of her best girls for a one-night engagement at The West End (955 West End Avenue) at 9 p.m.


Joining Bella are talented NYC queens Ari Kiki, Beverly Leslie Sills, Bubbles Burstyn, Emi Grate, Gina Tonic and Zalika Parsons. It's also been announced that the secret surprise queen making an appearance will be #AnythingButPure Brita Filter.

2. HP Magical Holiday Ball 


Break out your dress robes, Potterheads, and head to the Tribeca Barnes & Nobles for dancing, music, and general Harry Potter fun. There will be Harry Potter-themed crafts, wizarding games, and "spellbinding surprises," which we bet means some giveaways.

You can call 212.587.5389 to reserve your spot, they are capping at 150 people since they can't use an enlargement charm unfortunately, but every other Barnes & Nobles in NYC will also be hosting this event, so check them out too.

3. Sixth Annual No Office Party 


If you're not about that office life, or you want to get twisted without having to avert your eyes every time someone looks at you for the next month, head to Brooklyn's best holiday party at Littlefield.

They'll have live-band karaoke, DJ Doctor Mister spinning tunes, their infamous NSFW photo booth, sexy Santa and Lady Santa, delectable drunk food from Yeah Dawg!, and drink specials from Coworkrs, and even more surprises.

Tickets are $8 at the door but if you buy yours in advance, it's only $5 and you get a free tote bag from Artists & Fleas.

Saturday, December 10th

4. SantaCon 2016 

SantaCon needs no explanation, does it? This year's Santa Stampede will begin at 11 a.m. and end whenever everyone collapses on the street, as one does. Don't forget, if you're gonna be on the Metro North or the LIRR though, prohibition is back for the weekend but without the fun beaded dresses.

It's okay though, because it's for charity. You can text "FOLLOW SANTACON" to 40404 for updates, like where the crawl begins, and donate to a a charity to get your "Santa Badge" here.

5. Greenpointers


We know we were all sick of the heat this summer but are you missing the sunny weather even just a teensy little bit? We don't understand you, but we sympathize. 

So do the folks at, who are hosting a tropical-themed holiday market from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., so you can finish up your Christmas shopping while pretending we're not in for three 3-4 months of grey slush. They'll be at Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street in Brooklyn). 

Discover high quality gifts from local artisans and crafters. There will also be henna tattoos, a nail bar, massages, and a mural created by artist Colleen Blackard for all your 'gramming needs. They'll also be serving mojitos made with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Hungarian Mulled Wine, and locally brewed small batch seasonal craft beer from Greenpoint Beer & Ale. 

6. Free Winter Dance Party 


This quiet dance party is rain or shine– show up at 7 p.m. to grab a pair of special wireless headphones. You'll be able to choose between up to three DJ's that are color coded, so you can dance near people listening to the same music as you.

The party goes down at Brookfield Place, so there are dope views and local food vendors just steps away. Reserve your spot here!

7. The Revel Yacht Experience


Who says boat parties end with the summer? Board this luxurious fully air conditioned and/or heated yacht that's ready for any and all weather related situations and party like it's not 30 degrees outside.

There will be 3 levels of music, a chef catered hot buffet, and top shelf drink specials. Boarding is at Pier 15 at 78 South Street.

Purchase your tickets here. Dress is "Dress to Impress."

Sunday, December 11th

8. Morbid Anatomy Holiday Flea Market

Find the perfect holiday gifts for your weird friend (unless you are the weird friend) and explore this flea market filled with taxidermy, artful bones, unusual antiques, obscure books, and assorted oddities and curiosities.


The flea is hosted by The Morbid Anatomy Museum, which is a whole other trip you should consider, and will be at The Bell House at 149 7th Street in Brooklyn.

9. Women: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz


Commissioned by UBS, this new exhibition reflects the changes in the roles of women today, placing new photographs next to selections from Annie Leibovitz's most enduringly popular series of photographs 'WOMEN' from 1999.

This Sunday is last day to view the exhibition, which is located at 550 West 20th Street. It is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and access is free.

[Feature Image Courtesy IBTimes]