LA Santacon 2021: All the details
Start location, all locations,
Seasons Greetings Santa,
Here are the details for tomorrow - December 18. The red tide begins at Noon! Due to Covid and the new variant, we are going to be 100% transparent with the route in this email.
If you don’t feel well, stay home.
Please attend any stop that you feel comfortable doing so. We can be safe by staying in the outdoor spaces, wearing a mask and socially distancing (and get your booster - I did!).
Wear a mask, bring your vax card, be cool.
Tip the bartenders. Be kind, it’s been a hard couple years for us all.
The route is set up to take the Metro, but take whatever transportation you feel most comfortable with.
Wear warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes.
Bring cash and small bills to tip/pay your bills.
Remember, the answer is SANTA!
Start location: Bonaventure Brewing Company, 4th floor (Noon-2:30pm)
404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Metro stop: Pershing Square or Civic Center/Grand Park (red and purple lines)
The Bonaventure Brewing Company is on the 4th floor outdoor patio of the Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. It can be tricky to get to it. There is an exterior entrance off Flower street. Otherwise enter the hotel at any entrance, and take the stairs to the 4th floor. There will be hot appetizers available on the patio, but if you want to eat a meal, it is suggested to arrive between Noon and 1pm as there is limited kitchen staff. There is plenty of outdoor space and room for social distancing. And of course several bars for Santa and I have also personally requested Santa’s favorite La Croix.
Second Stop: Barnsdall Park, 3-4:45pm (we leave after Sunset!)
4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Metro stop: Vermont and Sunset (red line)
We know several of you will only come to this stop. We will have reindeer games and other activities. Santa will be at the top of the park. Look for Santa. If you’re the first there, Santa will be there soon.
- There are several venues in the Los Feliz area if you need to refresh yourself. But we suggest waiting to the next stop.
Third stop: St. Felix in Hollywood (5:30pm - you can’t ho no mo)
1602 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Metro stop: Hollywood & Vine (red line)
John at St. Felix has been a Santacon fan for years and is opening up his awesome venue for Santas exclusively. There is an outdoor patio, we’ll have a parklet, a photo op location and food and drink specials. He’s really done Santa a solid this year and his venue is gorgeous.
Later stops: We consciously kept this a short and sweet Santacon, but figure that Hollywood has plenty of things to do and places to go if you’re ready to move on. Be safe, have fun, and see you tomorrow at Noon at the Bonaventure! I am so excited to bring Santa back there.
ps. I know it’s scary with the new variant and it’s ok if you decide to stay home. The Santacon team takes covid seriously and has made every effort to keep the event happening this year AND be as safe as we can. Get your boosters, wear a mask, socially distance, and feel free to only come to the park stop, St. Felix or take your own transportation.
pps. You can still donate if you haven’t (Santa also takes cash on the day of and drinks of appreciation.)