Celebrate Christmas in July right here in Utica New York with the annual SantaCon in the Summer event.

Dress like Santa, Mrs. Clause or your favorite holiday character all for a good cause. You could even make your costume a summer Christmas version or if you're feeling ambitious.

SantaCon in the summer is happening on Saturday July 16th starting at noon on Varick Street in Utica. All proceeds will benefit the Golisano Upstate Children's Hospital. Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital opened in 2009. As the Region’s only Level 1 Trauma and Burn center, Upstate offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth to 19 years of age.

Here's a timeline of the day so far from Facebook:

NOON - 1PM : Check in at the The Celtic Harp
1PM : Summer Santa crawl on Varick Street

A $5 donation gets you a beer from The Celtic Harp and drink specials on Varick Street throughout the day. You can't beat that July holiday fun.

Showtime Live at Babe’s

When you're done drinking at Utica's North Pole, head over to Babe's on North Genesee Street. Showtime’s first appearance at Babe’s at Harbor Point will take place between 7PM - 10PM. So you'll be able to jingle all the way and rock out.

Don't Miss SantaCon NYC Happening December 10th 2022

Get your elves together and head to the Big Apple the second Saturday in December for the biggest Santa party of the year. The start location is always disclosed on THIS site. The party begins at 10AM and last throughout the day.

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Nestled in a city in Upstate New York that is home to over 2,200 residents, this locally owned restaurant is among an elite list of places worth checking out in all of America.

24/7 Tempo put together a list of the Best Hidden Gem Restaurant in Every State and the choice for New York is located in one of the most historic Olympic capitals of the world- Lake Placid.

The winner is Salt of the Earth Bistro. Here's a look at some of their menu items:

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