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Saturday Dec 15, 2012 (noon)


Location TBA




Three actual rules of SantaCon: 1. Don't make kids cry. 2. Be polite. 3. No Santas left behind. Meanwhile, costumes are a mandate. That means full Santa suits, not just hats. The annual flashmob of Santas humbly began in SF in '94 and has since sprung up in many other cities — 270 cities in 37 countries this year, and counting. Past years have included a 2007 Guinness Record-breaker in Dublin, where 13,000-plus Kris Kringles cavorted around. (It's reported that a whopping 70,000 Santas amassed in Moscow in 2006, but Guinness wasn't there to mark the occasion.) Today, all prank-loving adults are invited to join the big red-and-white mass for a crawl around the city — no doubt, utterly confusing bartenders as they check IDs. Naturally, this jolly event begs the question, "Who is the real Santa: The bearded guy throwing up to my left, or the bearded guy throwing up to my right?"

Jory John, Flavorpill

SantaCon says…

2012 San Francisco Santacon will start at 12 noon on December 15th. The starting location will NOT be Civic Center (it will be somewhere in downtown San Francisco). The exact start location and all additional details will be posted here on December 13th: