What is SantaCon?

Nothing says Christmas like hundreds of drunken Santa’s roaming the streets of the Gaslamp.

Each December Santas visit cities around the world, engaging in a bit of Santarchy as part of the annual SantaCon events

It all started back in 1994 when several dozen Cheap Suit Santas paid a visit to downtown San Francisco for a night of Kringle Kaos organized by the Cacophony Society. Things have reached Critical Xmas and Santarchy is now a global phenomenon.

You’d better watch out! Santa’s coming to our town!

In the spirit of SantaCon we are organizing a Santa-only pub crawl and in the spirit of Christmas all proceeds from this event are going to a worthy cause. This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dresses in Santa costumes parading around the Gaslamp, visiting landmarks, drinking at bars and causing general mayhem.

And so you know wearing a Santa hat isn’t enough…get yourself a full-on Santa suit or at least get creative with the theme! We want to see a mass of RED walking around the Gaslamp. If you show up with only Santa hat on your better bring lots or $1000 as you are buying us all drinks!

WHAT IS SANTACON?  In essence SantaCon is a bunch of Santas (Mrs. Klaus, the Elves and Raindeers included) dressed up in various holiday costumes singing naughty Christmas carols (that you can print)  and going bar hopping.

Gifts are given out to kids (with their parent’s permission of course) and adults (the naughtier the better), and numerous opportunities abound for merriment, mischief, and mayhem. Our power comes from our numbers and our ‘sameness’. So remember if someone ask “Who’s in charge?” the answer is always “Santa is!” This is a flash mob, only we don’t sneak up on you; we walk right in your front door.

WHAT SANTACON IS NOT?  SantCon is NOT A SPECTATOR EVENT!! DRESS UP OR STAY HOME, NO STREET CLOTHES. ALL participants are expected to be IN COSTUME. Putting a Santa hat on over street clothes is NOT acceptable. Santa is not a group of people to be studied, photographed or observed….I’ll amend that as I am sure the photo’s will be all over Facebook by the morning.

Santa is not a support system for your dumb ass who can’t handle his/her alcohol. Please make no mistake; Santa WILL leave your happy ass to your fate if you get into trouble.

THE FOUR F*CKS:

Don’t f*ck with KIDS

Don’t f*ck with THE LAW

Don’t f*ck with SECURITY

DON’T F*CK WITH SANTA

THE CLEF NOTES:

Bring money for drinks.

Bring gifts and crap for the shoppers and homeless.

Bring a musical instrument.

Bring a megaphone.

Bring a camera.

Bring Silly String

Bring your loud ass and your singing pipes.

BRING YOUR OWN BAIL!

And last but not least…BRING ALL YOUR FRIENDS BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE HELL OF A PARTY!!!!

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