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What is SantaCon?

The Lo-Down on the Ho-Down!

Santacon is a charitable, non-political, nonsensical Santa Claus convention that happens once a year to spread absurdist joy.

SantaCon is about PARTICIPATION

Wearing only a Santa hat is LAME. Wouldn’t you rather be a robot who wants to be Santa or even the Great Hanukkah Harry?

Get your elves together. Get creative. Bring reindeer games for everyone to play.
FOLLOW @SANTACON to know the route and be part of the clause!

Want to climb to the top of the North Pole? Here’s how:

Join Santa’s crew and help organize the jolly event

Tell Santa where to park his sleigh for a sip of “Santa’s helper” along the way

Important Info

When is Santacon?
TBD – usually the second Saturday in December

Where is Santacon?
SantaconNYC will post our “Santa welcoming red-carpet venues” the week before Santacon.

Where will Santa say to go?
Follow @santacon. It’s really that easy.

How do I make sure I get into the venues?
We’ll post a link in September to purchase all-access passes

How to follow the Santa Code!

Santa wears a costume:
Full. Head-to-toe. Holiday themed. None of that “just a hat” bullsh*t.

Santa is AWESOME to bar staff!
Pay with cash… It gets chaotic when Santa comes to town.. Tip Well.. Bring ID…

Santa is of legal drinking age…

Santa gives to charity:
Donate to Santa’s Charity Drive HERE.

Santa spreads JOY:
Not terror. Not vomit. Not trash. Would you want those under YOUR tree?

Santa leaves no trace:
Put trash/recycle into cans and clean up after your reindeer!
Santa is about PEACE. Not Fighting. Should you find yourself in conflict with a drunken Santa, walk away.. Just let it go…

Santa’s nice to kids:
He makes them laugh, not cry… BECAUSE HE IS SANTA CLAUS (DUH).

Santa respects the city:
Santa doesn’t piss on the streets, start fights, block streets, climb on cars, or deface property.

Santa respects the NYPD:
Police will be at every one of our stops. Respect them and do not break laws (open container, urinating in public, jaywalking, doing anything illegal!)

Santa calls the shots:
When you get the tweet to move, head to the next destination and don’t linger and don’t litter.

Santa comes prepared:
with comfy shoes, cash, a Metrocard, and layers of clothing for frosty winter weather. Get tips from grizzled veteran Santas HERE.

Santa stays safe:
Santa does not drink more than Santa can handle. Doing so endangers Santa’s self, Santa’s friends, and the future of Santacon.

Santa is Santa!
You are Santa. Santa is Santa. Santa addresses all other Santacon participants as…SANTA!

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