MTA to ban alcohol on LIRR, Metro-North trains for SantaCon 2023

A heads up for anyone traveling into Manhattan for SantaCon and wants to start the party early.

News 12 Staff

Dec 4, 2023, 3:08 PM

Updated 232 days ago


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced it will ban the consumption of alcohol on Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road trains during SantaCon.
The ban will be in effect 4 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 through 12 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. Alcohol consumption will also be prohibited at all LIRR and Metro-North station platforms during these hours.
The MTA Police Department will have an increased presence at Penn Station, Grand Central Madison and Grand Central Terminal to enforce the weekend alcohol restriction.
NJ Transit is prohibiting all beverages on trains, light rail vehicles and buses Saturday to coincide with SantaCon in New York City. It will also ban beverages again on Dec. 16 due to SantaCon in Hoboken.

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