Well, the 5th Annual Santacon Portland will do just that in Downtown Portland beginning at 4pm at Empire Dine and Dance before proceeding to a number of other local establishments to share their holiday spirit, enjoy some adult beverages, and all for a wonderful cause. Portland Santacon will be collecting donations for Family Crisis Services, a domestic violence shelter in Portland.
Shannon Bryan on MaineToday.com was so kind as to create a Google Map of the Santacon game plan for the evening festivities which includes the itinerary of where the crew will be headed for those who may get a late start.
According to the Santacon Portland, ME 2012 Facebook Page, the updated itinerary looks like this…
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 am: ??? (We wish to Gracefully keep this location a surprise)
12:00 am: Brian Boru
A few rules and suggestions from the leaders/Santacon pros…
1. Bring cash – it will be A LOT more convenient!
2. When you hear “Santa’s on the move in 10 minutes,” finish your drink, close your tab, and be ready to leave in 5 minutes.
3. When you hear “Santa’s on the move,” – follow the crowd to the next stop.
4. Tip your bartenders well and spread the holiday cheers!