If all Santacon participants donate JUST $10 in 2016, Santa can donate some serious cash to deserving charities in NYC and worldwide.

  • This year, instead of a food drive, Santa now helps New Yorkers in need by donating cold, hard cash.
  • Hell Yeah, Santa! For your donation Santa is gonna hook you up with some extra special gifts!
  • A Super Duper “Santa Badge” that shows everyone you’re HO’ing for the Claus!
  • You can say you ACTUALLY GAVE TO CHARITY this year.
  • Priority entrance to our special venues filled with the best DJs & performers the North Pole has to offer! (’til we reach capacity)





City Harvest will collect 55 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and deliver it free of charge to 500 community food programs across the city this year, helping to feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger each year.


The Ali Forney Center’s mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.


Celebrating the diversity of dance in NYC by sponsoring a yearly city-wide dance parade and festival.

A nonprofit that supplies & distributes toys and physical education equipment to schools, orphanages, villages and camps around the world.

PrintMaterials for the Arts is New York’s premiere reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to thousands of nonprofit organizations with arts programming and public schools. We offer a wide variety of events, workshops, and classes to help people see and experience creative reuse up close.

How do I sign up for SantaCon? Donate $10 to Santa’s charity drive, and show up at the start point in a costume!

Where does my $10 go? Your money will be split between the various charities shown above, as well as local neighborhood charities along Santa’s route.

What do I get for my $10?

  • Receive a Super Duper “Santa Badge” that shows everyone you’re HO’ing for the Claus!
  • Receive SECRET INFO from “Frosty” about  where Santa is headed before anyone else!
  • Get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to RUDOLPH’S RED RAGER, and other SantaCon happenings! (details coming soon)
  • You can brag that you actually gave to charity this year


  • I am too paranoid/confused/dumb to donate online.

Elves will be on hand to collect cash donations at the start point, please but do it online (it’s much easier!).

  • How do I get my “Santa Badge”?

Once you’ve donated, you will receive a confirmation from PayPal and an email explaining where and when you can pick up your Badge. Santa will send you special updates about your perks as the event draws near.

  • What the hell is Rudolphs Red Rager???

It’s new this year, but Santa has been rehearsing like mad! Wait until you see what he has cooked up for you!

  • What happened to the food drive?

It was a pain for Santa to coordinate, and also for our wonderful volunteers who had to pick up 5 tons of food from 20 different locations each year!  

Oh, and this:

Santa now helps New Yorkers in need by donating cold, hard cash to various charities!