If you’re trying to find an alternative to traditional holiday festivities, Santastical: A Very Merry Twistmas is probably what you’re looking for.
Psycho Clan, the artist group behind New York’s Nightmare Haunted House and Full Bunny Contact Extreme Egg Hunt, is putting on this decidedly adult-only Christmas event on the Lower East Side at 107 Suffolk St.
The event is an interactive, distorted holiday wonderland complete with activities and 6 different Santas including, but not limited to, Bernie Santa, Hannuklaus, and Hunky Shirtless Santa. A GA ticket gets you a photo with the Santa of your choice and access to the pretend ice-rinks, Christmas karaoke, mistletoe forest and holiday beverages.
“It’s as if the gaudiest Midwest Christmas lawn display exponentially exploded inside a NYC auditorium,” said Santastical creator Timothy Haskell in a quote on their website. “This is nostalgic, irreverent fun for adults who remember fondly (or not, we don’t give a sh*t) taking pictures with Santa at the mall. Except this time you can choose from 6 different types of Santas to take a picture with and you’re now about 2 feet taller and a hundred pounds heavier than you were.”
Click here for ticket information.
-by Kari Sonde