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!! SANTACON 2009 !!

  • Dec 12, 2009 · 10:00 AM
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WELL FOLKS SANTA PULLED A FAST ONE THIS YEAR For the first time Santa has designated five that's right, FIVE different starting points this year; and they are:

BROOKLYN, NY You can either go to a gathering point closest to your home or meet me across the street from the Franklin Park Bar location in Brooklyn. I will be wearing a black top hat with a red ribbon and white pom-pom. After the initial gathering we will converge in a location in Mahattan. No I do not know the Manhattan meeting point. Santa will tell us when he's ready. When you hear "SANTA'S ON THE MOVE!" be ready to move! Hopefully, we all cross paths at some point during the day. I can be reached at[masked]-4549. This number is only in use on the day of a meetup. It does NOT accept accept text messages (you can send them, but they won't be received) and will not be available before 8am.

Don't forget to bring 1-2 non-perishable food items for the food drive.

SantaCon is a mass gathering of New Yorkers DRESSED in their various interpretations of SANTA CLAUS costumes and performing publicly on streets, major sites, and in bars throughout New York City! The focus is on spontaneity, creativity, and the improvisational nature of human interaction, while having a good time and spreading the season's cheer & goodwill to EVERYONE we come across in NYC!

This will be a very bizarre but fun New York experience for us Non-Cultured folks! Come and Join Us! Literally thousands of New Yorkers dress up as Santa, Mrs Claus, or Elves, and meet at a designated spot in Manhattan. We're only given where the start point is a day or so in advance (a bit like a secret santa society. lol) ... it's also a little like a scavenger hunt where we are are led to different destinations around the city.. major tourist sites, pubs, parks, etc .. no one knows the next destination until it's time to leave and u start hearing shouts, "Santa's On the Move!," and your eyes will feast on hundreds of Santas migrating together to the next destination! On this strange day long journey in NYC, you'll meet lots of people (mostly 20s to 40s) who forget that they're lawyers, accountants, teachers, etc and they go absolutely nuts, drinking, singing, pretending theyre actually Santa Claus to the public... it's sooo much fun and it is an EYEFUL!

SantaCon is noted for cheerfully bawdy and harmless behavior, including the singing of naughty seasonal songs, and the giving of small gifts and free hugs to random strangers! Bring candy canes or other candy to hand out. You might get some smart aleck remarks from the normally dressed public, but when u hand them that candy cane, they turn into mush! lol This is also just a great way for 1001ers to have a good time hanging out together and running wild throughout the city! Don't bring expectations, just kick back with us for a relaxing great time and fun! Note: SantaCon embraces all religions [even those athiest people!] :P It's a season of goodwill and promise for the new year and we'll be out to spread the cheer!


If you don't know... SantaCon is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious & non-logical Santa Claus convention, attended for absolutely no reason other than it's FUN!!!

Santa's Rules: • Santa looks like Santa. HOLIDAY APPAREL IS MANDATORY.
A Santa hat is not enough. Get a Santa suit. Buy a Santa suit.
Make a Santa suit. Steal a Santa suit. Get creative: be a Secret Santa,
a Santasaurus, Candy-cane, a Reindeer, a Chanukah Chicken,
a goddamn latke, Stewardess Santa, Knight Rider Santa, Crusty Peace
Punk Santa, the occasional Legless Reindeer, Chanukah Squirrel,
Emo-Elf .... Just don't wear plain old jeans!
• Santa acts like Santa. Be jolly. Belly-laugh.
Let people sit on your lap. Give out gifts.
• Santa doesn't seek media attention.
"Ho-ho-ho" is good. "Publicity ho" is lame.
• Santa doesn't get arrested.

Santa's Guidelines:

Here's some tips to keep your sleigh running:
• Eat something. Santa is responsible for his own feeding!
This is New York City -- if reindeer can figure it out, so can you.
• Stay hydrated & pace yourself. Try some water in
between your milk and cookies.
• Bring a MetroCard! Santa doesn't like waiting
while hundreds of drunks attempt to use the machines.
• Santa is responsible for his own inebriation.
SantaCon is NOT a bar crawl -- it's a convention.
There will be bar stops, but they will be VERY crowded.
Santa does not advocate breaking open container laws! Santa's just sayin'...
• Pay your own bar tab and tip bartenders well for putting up with Santa.
• Dress warm. Wear layers so you'll be comfortable anywhere
from the North Pole to the strippers' pole.
• Stay with the group.
• Don't be "that" Santa.
Your friends want to have fun too, not hold your hair as you purge
your over indulgence. Or constantly having to keep an eye on you
to prevent your wastedness from wandering into traffic.
• Santa does not make children cry (unless they whine, snivel,
or otherwise deserve it). Really - If you see kids, give them nice toys,
candy, or something pleasant. Tourists and other by-standers fall
somewhere in between the two -- adjust depending on their attitude.

2008 Santacon Pix

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh the Insanity Claus! Did we have fun or did we have fun?!?! Let me tell you -- WE HAD FUN!!!! I promise to have pictures up soon!

    December 13, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    This year was pure logistical insanity with the unexpected surprise of the five gathering points. For those of you who tried calling throughout the day, but didn't get a response I am truly sorry. With all the merry madness going on it was often difficult to hear the phone ring in time to answer it or listen to any messages. Again I apologize to any one I could not get back to. For those of you who took the leap of holiday faith and came out anyway, I know you had a good time - post pictures!

    December 13, 2009

  • Kavuri s.

    iam sekhar indian but working chennai meet up phot and loving maried iam opening

    December 13, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Santacon was a complete success thanks to Raivenne superb logistical planning and great leadership qualities!! Thanks for all the hard work, I had a blast!!!

    December 12, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I have other plans.

    December 11, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a little over a week away, peeps! Got those Santa / Elf / Holiday costumes ready yet?

    December 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm super excited for this! Is anyone interested in having me tag along with you with a microphone for a radio project I'm doing on odd Christmases? I'd interview at the beginning of the day, stay my distance for the most part and talk to ppl about the aftermath of whatever you do. email me at [masked] if you're interested. I'll be there regardless.

    December 2, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds a hoot! How come I, a native New Yorker, didn't know anything about this? Hmmm? And, who wrote the copy? Hilarious!

    November 14, 2009

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