Where your Santa Hat and your original version of a Santa outfit (or elf or raindeer or something creative) andjoin this Hilarious flash mob that will start off at director's park doing a flash mob Santa Gangham style. 12noon sharp - don't be late!!!! Then a walking Santa Bar/Pub Crawl ensues. Bring Money. Do not plan to drive yourself home!!! Have a designated driver or other safe plan for getting home (Bus, Cab, Second Cousin twice removed...) You tube is full of Gangham style videos - here is one flashmob version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD9vM6v6JJ8 Don't be shy - improve for this dance is ridiculously easy - come on 600+ Santas dancing in a flash mob - you just want to do this, I know you do! Not to worry the organizers have thought of everything - including a mobile DJ!
The Stumptown Crawlers are hosting this Santacom here is their official FB page with more details:
Details below are from their FB page:
The Mayan say[masked] is the end of the world. Let us all party on[masked] like we believe that myth, as our theme is ‘The Alpha & Omega Santa’.
(Free to attend / no bar covers)
Start Time: 12 pm to last call
Date: December 15th, 2012
Kick Off: Director Park (downtown) 815 SW Park Ave, Portland OR 97205
** Map of all bars will be handed out / get it and come back or call a friend
Answers to any questions:
Remember the ANSWER is SANTA…
Who's in charge? SANTA
Who are you with? SANTA
What organization are you with? SANTA
Who organized this? SANTA
Who just puked in that trashcan? SANTA
WATCH OUR 2011 SANTACON VIDEO:
http://youtu.be/0NjCROfqob8 (Over 600+ Santa's)
You MUST address everyone as "SANTA."
You SHOULD "ho-ho-ho" like SANTA.
A Santa hat is not enough. Buy a suit, make a suit, borrow a suit or beg for one. Elves, Mrs. Claus, reindeer, and unusual interpretations of Santa are appreciated. We also like Bananas, Gorillas, Gingerbread, Trees, and Naughty or Nice works.
Yes we'll have plenty of them; brought to you by our Jolly Old Bastard. We will stick to tradition, activities, and attitude.
The charity for this event: Family Dogs New Life (No Kill Dog Shelter) in Portland: our goal is to sell raffle tickets for local swag (nice stuff). Also we raise money through donations directly made to our charity from local businesses we support.
Here is our charity’s website: www.familydogsnewlife.org
These Santa's (40+ volunteers sit on our committee) specializes in bar crawls, antics, games, swag, not chimney slides, we have one route. As organizers this is "a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason." So remember do not F with the cops or kids. A map will be given to you at Director Park day of event.
Start a SANTA TOY WORKSHOP = you know the drill.
As the golden ‘rule’ we make crazy stuff to pass out to the ‘norms’ or ‘tourists’ but never a kid. Pass out coal, messed up toys, etc but never, ever, ever, to a kid.
DO MORE THAN JUST SHOW UP:
Santa's offer your new friends a nip of your ‘nog'. Santa gives gifts, so bring something to share! Ambitious Santa’s in the past have organized entire marching bands, portable karaoke and gotten Santa’s britches in a twist with a giant Twister game. Don’t just go to the bar. RAISE the bar. (I think they want you to contribute in a creative way - it could be something you made to hand out or something you can perform - a song, a dance. I am sure it's not required - so don't let this prevent you from attending. )
This is about having fun, mocking the norm, being creative, and supporting charity, as our charity is Family Dogs New Life (No Kill Dog Shelter). What SANTA is NOT about: spending huge amounts of money on store-bought Christmas gifts, conforming to the notion that Christmas is about shopping, or limiting the December holiday season to just one religious theme.
Portland Santa-con, like Santa, stands on its own two feet, or maybe a reindeer sled. Like any good fairytale icon, Santa-con is not owned by anyone. We give credit: Solvognen Group (origin of the first Santa Prank & Costumes), then Gary Warne the Founder of Suicide Club who read about the Danish group in Mother Jones then mimicked it. And later by the Cacophony who mimicked it; hence today a world wide phenomenon done by everyone. Santa is not a hater.
Santa's charity is familydogsnewlife.org the only NO KILL dog shelter in Portland. The Christmas Hearth has 18 stockings to hang. If you or a group of Santa's would like to donate a check of $100 (written to the charity) a stocking in your name will be placed on the Hearth. Contact Santa Sam Sauter for your donation.
WARNING: Vandalism is known to occur. Do not leave valuables in your car!!!
NO GUESTS PLEASE! only group member are allowed to RSVP so if you want someone to join you have them join our meetup group and RSVP for this event under their own name.
Everyone must agree to the Groups Liability Agreement/Waiver. Your profile must show that you have read and agreed and you will sign a paper copy at the start of the event. If you need to fix your profile - there are step-by-step instructions on the Discussion board for this group - second message from the top. People who sign up without the necessary agreement in their profile will be removed from the trip.