MTA bans alcohol in response to New York City's Santa Con

The MTA is banning alcohol on Metro-North trains to try to rein in any rowdy Santas this weekend as the annual Santa Con kicks off in NYC.

News 12 Staff

Dec 10, 2022, 4:14 PM

Updated 527 days ago

Share:

The MTA is banning alcohol on Metro-North trains to try to rein in any rowdy Santas this weekend as the annual Santa Con kicks off in NYC.
The MTA enacts a ban of alcohol every year during Santa Con as a safety measure.
Since what the Santa Con event organizers refer to as 'Santa Code' usually involves the consumption of alcohol, the MTA wants to minimize any possibility of incidents on platforms and on trains.
The MTA will be posting more officers at Penn Station and Grand Central Station to enforce the ban. They will be confiscating alcohol and writing summonses.


More from News 12
2:23
Several Hudson Valley schools seek to pierce state tax gap in budget votes

Several Hudson Valley schools seek to pierce state tax gap in budget votes

2:17
Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures in the Hudson Valley

Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures in the Hudson Valley

2:41
Made in the Hudson Valley: Jaymark Jewelers continues family legacy, four decades in the making

Made in the Hudson Valley: Jaymark Jewelers continues family legacy, four decades in the making

1:41
County manager: School bus driver dies in collision with another school bus

County manager: School bus driver dies in collision with another school bus

1:35
North Castle police: Officer shoots man who attacked police with knife in Armonk

North Castle police: Officer shoots man who attacked police with knife in Armonk

1:42
Shrub Oak resident: It's only a matter of time until someone is killed on Old Yorktown Road

Shrub Oak resident: It's only a matter of time until someone is killed on Old Yorktown Road

1:56
Remembering Mark Woods: Rockland County reflects on councilman’s life

Remembering Mark Woods: Rockland County reflects on councilman’s life

1:44
Pride event organizers aim to attract more families while preparing for potential disruptions

Pride event organizers aim to attract more families while preparing for potential disruptions

1:45
Catskill EMS workers taken off duty after video shows apparent mistreatment of disabled patient

Catskill EMS workers taken off duty after video shows apparent mistreatment of disabled patient

1:10
Police: Multivehicle crash on Sprain Brook Parkway kills 1

Police: Multivehicle crash on Sprain Brook Parkway kills 1

Woman indicted for fatal hit-and-run that killed 2 people, including man in wheelchair

Woman indicted for fatal hit-and-run that killed 2 people, including man in wheelchair

0:57
Parents of late Pace University student receive award at 2024 commencement ceremony

Parents of late Pace University student receive award at 2024 commencement ceremony

0:21
Officials: 2 hospitalized following head-on collision in Cornwall

Officials: 2 hospitalized following head-on collision in Cornwall

0:49
Saigon Table: New Vietnamese eatery brings healthy fresh food options to Rye

Saigon Table: New Vietnamese eatery brings healthy fresh food options to Rye

0:13
Dominican University in Orangeburg holds 70th annual commencement ceremony

Dominican University in Orangeburg holds 70th annual commencement ceremony

0:22
Police: Westchester patrol car struck by vehicle in Valhalla

Police: Westchester patrol car struck by vehicle in Valhalla

2:16
Israel music festival terror attack survivors share their Oct. 7 experience with New City congregation

Israel music festival terror attack survivors share their Oct. 7 experience with New City congregation

0:48
DEC says it's monitoring oil slick found at Village of Piermont creek

DEC says it's monitoring oil slick found at Village of Piermont creek

0:28
Yonkers police: 32-year-old man stabbed on Stanley Avenue

Yonkers police: 32-year-old man stabbed on Stanley Avenue

2:04
Rep. Mike Lawler launches bid for reelection in Haverstraw

Rep. Mike Lawler launches bid for reelection in Haverstraw