New York

Red-suited SantaCon revelers fan out across NYC

  • Revelers line up to enter a tavern for the 2016 SantaCon celebration in New York, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. New York City's annual SantaCon event is on despite efforts by a community group to deter the holiday pub crawl by red-suited revelers. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)

    Revelers line up to enter a tavern for the 2016 SantaCon celebration in New York, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. New York City's annual SantaCon event is on despite efforts by a community group to deter the holiday pub crawl by red-suited revelers. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)  (The Associated Press)

  • Revelers line up to enter a tavern during the annual "SantaCon" in New York on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.  SantaCon grew from a 1994 San Francisco "Santarchy" that satirized Christmas consumerism into bashes in over 300 cities. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)

    Revelers line up to enter a tavern during the annual "SantaCon" in New York on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. SantaCon grew from a 1994 San Francisco "Santarchy" that satirized Christmas consumerism into bashes in over 300 cities. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)  (The Associated Press)

  • Revelers line up to enter a tavern for the 2016 SantaCon celebration in New York, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. New York City's annual SantaCon event is on despite efforts by a community group to deter the holiday pub crawl by red-suited revelers. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)

    Revelers line up to enter a tavern for the 2016 SantaCon celebration in New York, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. New York City's annual SantaCon event is on despite efforts by a community group to deter the holiday pub crawl by red-suited revelers. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)  (The Associated Press)

New York City's annual SantaCon event is on despite efforts by a community group to deter the holiday pub crawl by red-suited revelers.

Fliers that claimed the festival was canceled had gone up in some neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The group behind the fliers is called New York City Residents. It wants the rowdy event to shut down permanently.

The NYPD has extra police on hand to ensure everyone has a good and safe time as participants hit dozens of bars on Saturday.

Over the years, SantaCon has ballooned in size to thousands of people. The event has earned an out-of-control reputation.

In anticipation of the event, Metro-North, NJ Transit and the Long Island Rail is enforcing an alcohol ban on trains and stations this weekend.