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SANTACON: DON’T MAKE SANTA MESS YOU UP by Marauder

SANTACON: DON’T MAKE SANTA MESS YOU UP

Downtown Los Angeles

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Over the weekend, the Santas converged, ready to get their drink on. Santacon began in 1994 in San Francisco when a group of 30 Santa’s converged on downtown SF and caused a bit of Kris Kringle mayhem. That spontaneous coordination of Santa fun has progressed into an international phenomenon. Saturday, Santacon dropped in on NYC, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The crowd descended on a Santa-infused pub crawl bringing chaos and fun in its wake. Did you happen to catch the red and white tide? If so, here’s a few pics to catch you up on the fun you missed.


Los Angeles

Mariachi Square, Los Angeles “Sado Masachristmas”

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We were in attendance on this one and it was truly an interesting array of creative holiday spirit. Locations were communicated either through traditional means (shouting) or through more digital means (Twitter).   As this is a driving town, I was relieved to find that the flask-bearing crowd took the subway from location to location.


And who knew Santa had beef? In this shot, clowns show up to protest Santa’s progression through the streets. And yes, it rains in LA.

La Perla Los Angeles

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Here the singing Santas take over the subway. Yup, I didn’t know LA had one either…


New York City

Washington Square Park, NYC

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San Francisco

Castro, San Francisco

Photo Credit: Jon Bauer


For more information on Santacon coming to a city near you, check out this calendar of events. Happy Holidays from one Santa to another.

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