If all Santacon participants donate JUST $10 in 2017, 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)



Since 1917, Boys Town’s mission has been to give at-risk children and families the love, support and education they need to succeed. Boys Town firmly believe that regardless of background and circumstances, every child and every family has the potential to thrive.


Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for homeless New Yorkers. Up Urban Pathways engage individuals “where they are at” through our strong network of services to help individuals move into housing and minimize the likelihood of ever returning to the streets.

Safe Horizon impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of people affected by violence and abuse each year.  We provide children, adults and families the tools and resources they need to heal and recover. Our work is possible because of the generosity of supporters like you, who help us move victims from crisis to confidence.  If you have any questions about donating to support our work, please e-mail or you may call our office from Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 5p.m. at 212-577-3888.



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

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!  

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