Police: 8 arrests made, more than 500 calls made during SantaCon 2019

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Thousands attended SantaCon 2019 in Hoboken over the weekend, and according to police – eight arrests were made.

SantaCon is an annual pub crawl where people dressed in Santa Claus costumes, or as other Christmas characters, parade in several cities around the world.

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Police say officers were deployed as early as 8 a.m.

According to Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante, more than 500 calls were made to police. Eight people were arrested, 34 people received motor vehicle violations, and a total of 20 people were taken to area hospitals for alcohol-related issues.

 

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