SantaCon – Party in the True Spirit of Giving

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SantaCon is a gathering of people donning Santa Suits. According to the NYC SantaCon website, it is not a pub crawl and calling it one will cause a sugar plum fairy to die. Far be it for us to harm a fairy so we will merrily oblige. It is considered a  convention of charitable mayhem where you are required to go all-out in head-to-toe Christmas regalia. ADULT STANDARD SIZE REGENCY PLUSH SANTA

The non-political, gender neutral and non-denominational gathering of Santas (reindeer, snowmen, Sexy Mrs. Claus and elves are also welcome) is meant for fun but always has an underlying “claus.” In addition to a portion of your entry fee going to a charity, you are usually also asked to bring non-perishable food items or an unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots

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The biggest SantaCon is in New York City on December 15, 2012. Last year it was estimated that 20,000 Santas participated. Hopefully, this year will be even bigger. Perhaps some of the money raised, and items collected can go to the victims of hurricane Sandy. The are many approximately 275 Santa conventions around the US and 37 in foreign locations so be sure to look for one in your area. See our list below. But remember that there is usually drinking involved so leave your sleigh at home or find a sober elf to be your designated driver.

So even though SantaCon brings to mind, drunken, carousing party-goers in Santa Costumes we know that there is a real purpose to all that partying – charity!

Here is a list of US locations

Albany NY Sat, Dec 8
Albuquerque NM tba
Anchorage AK Sat, Dec 15
Ann Arbor MI tba
Annapolis MD tba
Appleton WI tba
Arcata CA tba
Asbury Park NJ Sat, Dec 8
Asheville NC tba
Aspen CO tba
Athens GA tba
Atlanta GA Sat, Dec 15
Augusta GA Sat, Dec 15
Austin TX Sat, Dec 15
Baltimore MD Sat, Dec 15
Bangor ME tba
Bellingham WA tba
Bend OR Sat, Dec 1
Benicia CA Fri, Dec 14
Benicia CA Sat, Dec 15
Bethlehem PA tba
Black Rock CT Sat, Dec 1
Boise ID Sat, Dec 15
Boston MA Sat, Dec 8
Boulder CO Fri, Nov 23
Branson MO tba
Brooklyn NY Sat, Dec 15
Carrboro NC tba
Chapel Hill NC tba
Charleston SC Sat, Dec 8
Charlotte NC Sat, Dec 15
Charlottesville VA tba
Chicago IL Sat, Dec 8
Cincinnati OH Sat, Dec 8
Clemson SC tba
Cleveland OH Sat, Dec 8
Cocoa Beach FL Sat, Dec 22
Colorada Springs CO Sat, Dec 1
Columbia MO Sat, Dec 8
Columbia SC tba
Columbus OH Sat, Dec 8
Columbus OH Sat, Dec 15
Corvallis OR Sat, Dec 15
Dallas TX Sat, Dec 15
Dayton OH tba
Delray Beach FL Sat, Dec 22
Denver CO Sat, Dec 22
Detroit MI tba
Dubuque IA Sat, Dec 8
Durham NC Sat, Dec 15
Eagle Rock CA tba
Eugene OR Sat, Dec 15
Eureka CA Fri, Dec 7
Fairbanks AK Fri, Dec 14
Fargo ND Sat, Dec 8
Fayetteville AR Sat, Dec 8
Fayetteville NC tba
Ferndale MI tba
Fort Lauderdale FL Sat, Dec 22
Fort Collins CO Sat, Dec 15
Fort Wayne IN Fri, Dec 14
Fresno CA Sat, Dec 8
Glenwood Springs CO tba
Greensboro NC Sat, Dec 22
Greenwich CT tba
Harrisburg PA Fri, Dec 21
Hartford CT Sat, Dec 8
Hayward CA Sat, Dec 8
Helena MT Sat, Dec 8
Hoboken NJ Sat, Dec 22
Honolulu HI Fri, Dec 7
Houston TX Sat, Dec 1
Houston TX Sat, Dec 15
Huntington Beach CA tba
Indianapolis IN Sat, Dec 8
Ipswich MA tba
Jacksonville FL tba
Joplin MO Sat, Dec 15
Jupiter FL Fri, Dec 14
Kalamazoo MI Sat, Dec 15
Kansas City MO Sat, Dec 22
Ketchum ID Fri, Dec 14
Key West FL Sat, Dec 15
Knoxville TN tba
Kona HI Sat, Dec 15
La Crosse WI tba
Lakeland FL Sat, Dec 15
Laramie WY Sat, Dec 8
Las Vegas NV Sat, Dec 8
Lawrence KS Sat, Dec 15
Lewiston NY tba
Lexington KY tba
Little Rock AR tba
Long Beach CA Sat, Dec 22
Long Island NY Sat, Dec 22
Los Angeles CA Sat, Dec 8
Louisville KY Sat, Dec 15
Macomb IL Thu, Dec 13
Madison WI Sat, Dec 1
Manasquan NJ tba
Manchester NH tba
Miami FL Sat, Dec 22
Michigan City IN Sat, Dec 1
Milwaukee WI Sat, Dec 15
Missoula MT Fri, Dec 21
Mobile AL Sat, Dec 15
Modesto CA Fri, Dec 14
Moncton NB tba
Monroe MI tba
Montreal QC tba
Morristown NJ tba
Naples FL Fri, Dec 14
Nashville TN Sat, Dec 8
New Brunswick NJ Tue, Dec 11
New Haven CT tba
New Orleans LA Sat, Dec 15
New York NY Sat, Dec 15
Newport RI Sat, Dec 15
Newport Beach CA Sat, Dec 15
Norfolk VA tba
Norman OK tba
Nyack NY tba
Ocean City MD Sat, Dec 15
Oklahoma City OK Sat, Dec 8
Olympia WA Sat, Dec 8
Omaha NE Sat, Dec 15
Orlando FL Sat, Dec 8
Ottawa ON tba
Oxford MS Sat, Dec 8
Palmer AK Sat, Dec 8
Maui HI Fri, Dec 14
Pasadena CA Sat, Dec 15
Peekskill NY Sat, Dec 15
Philadelphia PA Sat, Dec 15
Phoenix AZ Sat, Dec 8
Pittsburgh PA Sat, Dec 8
Portland ME Sat, Dec 1
Portland OR Sat, Dec 1
Portland OR Sat, Dec 8
Portland OR Sat, Dec 15
Portland OR Sat, Dec 22
Portsmouth NH Sat, Dec 1
Poughkeepsie NY Sat, Dec 22
Providence RI tba
Puerto Rico Fri, Nov 23
Raleigh NC Sat, Dec 8
Red Bank NJ tba
Reno NV Sat, Dec 15
Richmond VA Sat, Dec 8
Roanoke VA tba
Rochester NY Sat, Dec 15
Royal Oak MI tba
Sacramento CA Sat, Dec 15
Saint Petersburg FL Sat, Dec 8
Salem OR tba
Salida CO tba
Salt Lake City UT Sat, Dec 22
Sandusky OH tba
Santa Barbara CA tba
Santa Cruz CA Fri, Dec 14
Santa Fe NM Fri, Dec 21
San Antonio TX Fri, Dec 7
San Diego CA Sat, Dec 8
San Diego CA Sat, Dec 15
San Francisco CA Sat, Dec 15
San Jose CA Sat, Dec 8
San Luis Obispo CA Sun, Dec 9
San Rafael CA Sat, Dec 8
Sarasota FL Sat, Dec 15
Saratoga Springs NY Sat, Dec 22
Savannah GA Sat, Dec 15
Scranton PA Sat, Dec 1
Seattle WA Sat, Dec 1
Seattle WA Sat, Dec 8
Seattle WA Sat, Dec 15
Shanghai Sat, Dec 15
Shirlington VA tba
Shreveport LA Sat, Dec 15
Sioux Falls SD Sat, Dec 8
Skowhegan ME Sat, Dec 15
South Hadley MA tba
Spokane WA Sat, Dec 22
Springfield MO tba
Stamford CT Sat, Dec 1
State College PA Fri, Dec 14
Steamboat Springs CO tba
St Louis MO Sat, Dec 15
St Paul MN Sat, Dec 15
Summit County CO tba
Surfside Beach TX Sat, Dec 15
Syracuse NY Sat, Dec 1
Tacoma WA tba
Tallahassee FL tba
Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow NY Sat, Dec 15
Temecula CA Sat, Dec 22
Tucson AZ Sat, Dec 8
Tulsa OK tba
Tuscaloosa AL tba
Vancouver WA Sat, Dec 15
Ventura CA Sat, Dec 22
Victoria BC Sat, Dec 15
Virginia Beach VA Sat, Dec 15
Washington DC Sat, Dec 8
Washington DC Sat, Dec 15
Waterbury CT tba
Wenatchee WA tba
West Palm Beach FL Sat, Dec 15
Westerly RI tba
Wichita KS Sat, Dec 15
Wilmington NC Sat, Dec 8
Winston Salem NC Sat, Dec 8
Yakima WA tba
Youngstown OH tba
Yountville CA Sat, Dec 15

Remember the true meaning of Christmas this year and give a gift with purpose such as the donation of clothes, toys or money for those less fortunate. If you are lucky enough to attend a SantaCon it will make giving all the more fun.

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