addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditemptyheartfacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Join Stumptown Crawlers for Portland Santacom 2012 - and start with a flashmob!

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:

https://www.facebook.com/events/409954359069230/

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.

COSTUMES:
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.

ELF GAMES:
Yes we'll have plenty of them; brought to you by our Jolly Old Bastard. We will stick to tradition, activities, and attitude.

CHARITY:
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

SANTA BABY:
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. )

SANTA SCENE:
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.

LASTLY:
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.

Join or login to comment.

  • Joanne

    Loved getting your updates (until your phone died) Sounded like a lot of fun. Post surgery flare up made me stay home and rest today. Guess working 12 hours yesterday was more than I could handle so soon after the surgery.

    December 15, 2012

  • LaDonna

    my cell phone is dying. text Chris at[masked] to find us. we are at Paddys right now

    December 15, 2012

  • LaDonna

    we are going to Directors park now

    December 15, 2012

  • laurel

    I will make it to the first meetup location so I will see everyone at the first pub on the list :)

    December 15, 2012

  • LaDonna

    I'm running late! max is delayed. look for Rick at starbucks from anyone can join.

    December 15, 2012

  • LaDonna

    I am planning to take the MAX train into PDX tomorrow, aiming to get at the Pioneer Square Starbucks around 11:30am. I will be bringing cash for beverages and water, candy canes for the kids, and garland leis for those who want them. These will help us identify each other in the group. Some will meander off and join with other friends, some will make new friends (hopefully), and some will want to hang together. It's a free for all! If you want to hang with the meetup folks or catch up with us later, you NEED to contact me. I will send out my cell phone number in a separate email. Until tomorrow, hug your family, especially the kids, and say many prayers for the families and friends devastated by recent tragedies. I know I am. Peace!

    I'll be wearing the same outfit as in my profile pic along with a white garland lei and miniature Christmas lights. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

    December 14, 2012

  • LaDonna

    December 13, 2012

  • LaDonna

    Hey Santas, Time is nearing for the SantaCon event this Saturday. There are 2 other meetup groups joining us on this adventure. It has been reported that some 800 Santas will be collaborating on this crawl. I will send out information on how to find me as well as my cell phone number so you can text me for our location. I am going to make some Christmas leis that are sparkly white with "Ho Ho" all over them if you would like to donate a $1.00 to help me recover some of my cost. This will help us identify each other in the crowd. I look forward to seeing you soon!

    December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boo I can't go. I have scuba class on Saturday. Maybe I can meet up half way through.

    December 3, 2012

    • LaDonna

      Grace by all means you can join up with us later. I will send out my cell phone number a few days before the event so you can text me and I will let you know where we are and how to find us. Supposedly there will be a schedule for the pubs we are to visit as well.

      December 3, 2012

  • Sue

    Anyone want to go to NoPdx anticon this Saturday 12/1?
    https://www.facebook.com/events/227963574000889/

    November 28, 2012

  • Joanne

    Prior Santacom's have attracted 600+ Santas

    November 26, 2012

    • cindi e.

      That makes sense, this meetup must be joining many other groups : ). Thanks for sharing!

      November 27, 2012

    • Joanne

      No - Santacom is an established event that attracts a large following. It has nothing to do with meetup. there are Santa com events around the world and they are all huge! Google it!

      November 27, 2012

  • cindi e.

    This guy that does the dance is kinda funny! Doing a mob would definitely generate some laughter...but there needs to be at least a dozen, two dozen or more folks willing to have

    November 26, 2012

7 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy