SantaCon Guidelines

Santas love to have fun spreading holiday cheer, so bring your good vibes and just be Santa! Here are some guidelines to keep in mind to make sure that everybody has a great time:

Santa Looks Like Santa: It’s called “SantaCon” for a reason. So don’t be a Scrooge… or, better yet, be a Scrooge! You don’t have to dress *exactly* like Santa. Unusual interpretations of Santa-ness are much appreciated, both by those we bring joy to – as well as your fellow Santas. Elves, reindeer themes etc. are fine as well!

Santa is Santa & He Set the Whole Thing Up: You are Santa. Address your fellow Santas as “Santa.” If anybody, especially someone from the media, asks who the organizer is, or who is “in charge,” you can be honest and tell them, “Santa!”

Santa dresses for all occasions: It’s December. Smart Santas wear multiple layers. Dress to maximize merriment whether singing Christmas carols in the snow, or swinging from a pole in a hot nightclub.

Santa Uses Cash: Be sure to have cash. You don’t want to be the Santa holding up the line at the bar while the overworked bartender runs your card. Have lots of change, too. When everybody shows up with 100s things can get dicey. So be prepared!

Don’t be THAT Santa: Please remember that this is all about having fun. Most Santas like to take their fun with a little alcohol, which is fine. What is not fine, however, is getting completely sh#t-faced to the point that Santas end up being abusive or violent. Remember that there is no “bail fund” for incarcerated Santas and if you cross the line you’ll be on your own.

And finally… Remember the Four Fucks:

Don’t fuck with kids
Don’t fuck with Santa
Don’t fuck with Security (because they will call the police)
Don’t fuck with the Police (because they will arrest and possibly deport your ass.)
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