TRAVELLERS in New York next weekend should leave their hip flasks behind if they are planning to catch a train.
Alcoholic beverages are being banned on the Metro-North and Long Island RailRoad for 24 hours from noon on Sat.
The reason is the annual SantaCon - a pub crawl in which people dress up as Santa Claus.
It’s all for a good cause, with the event raising money for charity through donations, in return for which participants receive a “Super Duper Santa Badge” and priority entrance to a range of venues.
Those wanting a very merry pre-Christmas weekend will find the secret start location unveiled on Fri night via Twitter and at santacon.nyc.