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SantaCon Comes to Fort Lauderdale this Weekend

SantaCon incorporates elements of a flash mob in the context of good-hearted mischief, the singing of naughty Christmas carols and the giving of small gifts to strangers by paraders dressed in costume.

This Saturday, Dec. 20, all Santas will be loose. Fort Lauderdale’s annual SantaCon will begin at 7 p.m. at Mangos on Las Olas. With bellies full and the drinks flowing, all Santas will parade through Las Olas into downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Participants may start early with a pre-game at Fork & Balls at 5:30 p.m. From there, stops include Mangos, American Social, Vibe, District 15 Nightclub and then onto the clubs and bars of the Himmarshee District in downtown.

You must be in costume to enjoy the drink specials and it’s advised to come thirsty (and with a designated driver). Drink deals include:

Fork & Balls: $3 domestic beer, $4 well drinks, $5 Fireball shots

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Mangos on Las Olas: $2.50 Bud Lite and $2.50 Pie Hole Whiskey shots

American Social: $5 Premium wells (Svedka, Bacardi, Beam, Bombay, Sauza), $3 domestic, $4 imports, $5 Fireballs

Vibe: $3 domestic, $4 well drinks, $5 Fireball shots

District 15: $5 Svedka Vodka and $5 Jim Beam Kentucky Fire

Tarpon Bend: $3 domestic beer, $4 well drinks, $5 Fireball shots

Bull Market: $5 Fat Santa Shots (Fireball), $5 Christmas Morning Shots (Crown Royal Apple, Ginger Puree, Cranberry), $3 Coors Light, Miller Lite, Budweiser & Bud Light

Lucky’s: $3 drafts, $3 Washington Apple shots, $5 well drinks

America’s Backyard: $5 select liquors and $3 Bud Lite. AND a costume contest for the Santacon-iest Santa!

Bonus: Free soda & water for designated drivers with yellow wristband.

Support Kids in Distress by bringing donations of gift cards, clothing or school supplies. Or donate online for a chance to win one of these fabulous prizes from the sponsors:
1) 10 class gift card from Pure Barre
2) 1 Prize pack from LIQS, including: A LIQS Ice bucket filled with shots, a LIQS T-shirt, and a $50 Winn Dixie gift card.
3) 2 $25 gift cards from Mango’s on Las Olas
4) $50 gift card at American Social
5) VIP experience for 8 people from District 15 including a bottle of premium vodka and a bottle of champagne
6) $50 gift card to Lucky's Tavern
7) $50 gift card to Tarpon Bend
8) $50 gift card to Fork & Balls
9) $50 gift card to Bull Market
10) $50 gift card to C.H.O.W.
11) One free laser teeth whitening session with Lacy Russell, dental hygienist, at Bracero Aesthetics
12) A free bottle and VIP table for a Thursday night at Vibe

(image by Ian Witlen for New Times via)