Santacon 2014 Itinerary!

Posted December 5th, 2014 by samco

The Official Portland Santacon 2014 Itinerary:

5:00-7:00 – Pat’s Pizza. Third floor, 5$ small 1-topping pizzas, $3.50 Frye’s Leap IPA.

7:15 – Group Picture (Monument Square)

7:30 – 9:00 – Oasis. Drink specials TBA. Jenga downstairs, Santa dance-party upstairs.

9:00-10:30 – Gritty’s AND Bull Feeney’s. Two bars, one stop. Swing between at your leisure. Gritty’s – $1-off all drafts. Bull Feeney’s – $3.00 Baxter IPA and Stella.

10:30-11:30 – Studio 55. They’re a brand new spot, and should help bring the Santa Party to a whole new level. No cover – they’re waiving it for us! Thirsty Pig is also ready for us at this time, and it would be a good place close by if you need a snack to make it through the night.

11:45 – 1:00 – Brian Boru. Come jam with Rhythm Inc. for some Santa reggae. Only for the die hards.

2014 Schedule forthcoming

Posted November 30th, 2014 by samco

Only six sleeps until Portland Santacon 2014! Some important info for next weeks festivities:

1. The start time has been moved to 5:00 pm. So we will now be at Pat’s Pizza from 5:00-7:00 pm before heading out for the photo in Monument Sq.

2. Portland Santacon will once again be supporting Portland’s Family Crisis Services. Family Crisis Services is the domestic violence resource center for Cumberland County and operates a 16-bed shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. This year, Family Crisis Services staff will be collecting cash donations, rather than food and toiletries like years past. Cash allows them to meet their greatest needs more effectively. Look for the elf with the donation jar. Please make any donations as early in the night as possible. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

3. If you’re planning to eat out, Pat’s will have a great set-up for ordering food quickly and easily. They’ll have an order window and pick-up station set up where we are on the third floor. The food special will be small one-topping pizzas for $5.

Santacon in the News!

Posted December 8th, 2013 by samco

A couple articles about us in the news this morning.

From Bangor Daily News: Hundreds of Santas invade Portland bars for Santacon
From the Press Herald: Many elves, lots of Claus to celebrate
From WMTW (Channel 8): Santa Claus invades Portland
From MaineToday: Seen: Santacon a jolly good time

Final Itinerary!

Posted December 5th, 2013 by samco

Here’s the official itinerary for Portland Santacon 2013:

Saturday, December 7th.

4:00-6:00 – Pat’s Pizza
Pat’s has reserved the 3rd floor banquet space for us, so head right up! This will be our dinner stop. It will be a long night, so eat up. Pat’s will be offering $5 small one-topping pizzas as well as the full menu. They will also have Sebago Brewing Frye’s Leap IPA drafts on special!

6:10-6:15 – Group Photo – Monument Square Christmas Tree
The photo happens fast (Sam’s a pro), so meet up with the group at Pat’s before we leave to make sure you get in the photo!

6:30-7:30 – Oasis
Santa loves life size Jenga!

7:30-9:00 – Gritty’s
$1 off all pints for Santa!

9:00-10:30 – Bull Feeney’s
$3.00 Stella and Baxter IPA for Santa!

10:40 – Group photo in Tommy’s Park

10:45-12:00 – Grace
Grab a spot on the balcony for a great view, but no yelling to the people below!

12:00-1:00am – Brian Boru
Only for the die-hards! Who can make it to the dance party?


If you’re in town before 4:00, there are horse and wagon rides at 2:00 pm (until 6) in Monument Square. It’s being sponsored by the Portland Daily Sun. And while it doesn’t really have anything to do with us, it looks like it could be fun. And a carriage full of Santas is sure to bring someone some cheer.


Route update

Posted November 24th, 2013 by samco

The first stop for Santacon Portland is going to be Pat’s Pizza (google maps link). We’ll be there from 4:00-6:00 pm.

To help fill Santa’s belly (nobody likes a skinny Santa) Pat’s will be offering small one-topping pizzas for just $5.00. We recommend you get to Pat’s early so you’ll have plenty of time to have a few beverages and order some pizza as we need to leave promptly at 6:00 pm for the group photo at Monument Square. Pat’s will be our “food stop” so make sure you get there with enough time to eat dinner. Santacon + empty stomach = a rough sleigh ride!

2013’s Santacon is almost upon us!

Posted November 6th, 2013 by samco

We’re gearing up for Santacon Portland 2013. As always, it’s the first Saturday of December, which is December 7th.

We’ll meet at 5:00 pm. And the photo at the tree in Monument Square is at 7:00pm.

We’re finalizing a few more things on the schedule, and will publish that fairly soon.

If you’re on Facebook, join the event.

More information soon!

Thanks for joining us!

Posted December 2nd, 2012 by samco

Thank you to everyone who came out to Santacon with us. And thank you to all the bars who opened their doors to us.

If you have pictures, send us a link, and we’ll add it to the photo page.

Revised Schedule

Posted December 1st, 2012 by samco

4:00 pm-5:30 pm: Empire Dine and Dance
5:45 pm – Group photo at the Monument Square Christmas Tree
6:00 pm-7:30 pm: Three Dollar Dewey’s
7:30 pm-9:00 pm: Gritty McDuff’s
9:00 pm-10:15 pm: Bull Feeney’s
10:15 pm – Group photo #2 for the late-comers (location TBD)
10:30 pm-12:00 pm: ??? (We wish to Gracefully keep this location a surprise)
12:00 pm: Brian Boru

The schedule

Posted November 27th, 2012 by samco

This is the current schedule:

4 pm-5:30 pm: Empire Dine and Dance
5:45 pm – Group photo at the Monument Square Christmas Tree
6 pm-7 pm: Three Dollar Dewey’s
7 pm-8 pm: Gritty McDuff’s
8 pm-9 pm: Bull Feeney’s
9:15 pm – Group photo for the late-comers
9:30 pm-11 pm: ??? (We wish to Gracefully keep this location a surprise)
11 pm until the reindeer come home: Brian Boru

Make sure to check the FB page or twitter for any changes. We’ll update this page too.

2012 Santacon coming up soon. Dec 1st!

Posted November 16th, 2012 by samco

Santacon Portland is happening on December 1st!

Our first stop is the Empire at 4:00pm. More details to come soon.