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Beijing SantaCon Starting and Ending Locations Announced!

It’s Happening, Santas! SantaCon kicks off tomorrow morning at 11:30am with the Santa Suit-up at a single location: The Local! (Note: There is no Wudaokou starting point this year!) Bring your holiday best – layered for the cold, of course – and be ready for some serious holly-ing & jolly-ing!

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After we’ve wound our way through the city, the sleigh ride will come to an end at 4 Corners with a Nice List Throwdown for all of the good little boys, girls & others, featuring a roof-raising performance by Beijing legends Tavey Lean and the Solid Gold Dream Machine! Expect Santas to make it here by 10:30pm, with specials on offer for those still in their holiday attire!
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Here are the particulars:

The Santa Suit-Up

Location: The Local
Address: Courtyard 4 (opposite west entrance of 1949 – The Hidden City), Gongti Beilu (朝阳区工体北路4号院 (1949西门对面))
Phone: 6591-9525
Web: http://www.beijing-local.com/contact
Map (Englsh): https://goo.gl/maps/Vu129sqovJ12
Map (Chinese): http://f.amap.com/5tAoL_0253QeA

The Nice List Throwdown

Location: 4 Corners
Address: 27 Dashibei Hutong, ShiChaHai, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100009 (北京市西城区大石碑胡同27号(近鼓楼区))
Phone: 6401-7797
Map (English): https://goo.gl/maps/pW8EgvQ9GFs
Map (Chinese): http://f.amap.com/Jqin_0483MUK

The Route

After folks have had a chance to gather together at The Local, Santa will send out a message letting everybody know when it’s time to move on and the the party will head out into the streets. Messages will be dispatched from the North Pole throughout the day revealing new locations, so listen for shouts from Santa’s helpers and look for messages on WeChat to help you find your way!

See you soon, Santas!

SantaCon Does Maovember

Santa Supports Maovember!

Over the years, Santa’s elves have made sure that SantaCon has meant more than just a rollicking party through the hutongs. At the start of each sleigh ride, there have been Santa Suits available for purchase for Santas who weren’t able to find their costumes in time. All money collected for these suits has been donated to various charities.
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This year, in honor of his famous facial hair Santa is happy to announce that all proceeds raised during this year’s SantaCon will be going to support Maovember and its designated charities, Bread of Life Bakery & The Library Project!

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In addition to all money collected for Santa suits, there will be pins for sale for 500 Mao (¥50), with all proceeds going to Maovember.

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Currently celebrating its 5th year, Maovember has become a Beijing-based institution that has spread to cities throughout China and around the Asia-Pacific region. It is an annual campaign that teams restaurants, bars, vendors and customers for good causes.

So far this year the folks behind Maovember, along with the collaborating venues, have raised almost 720,000 Mao (¥72,000) towards their 1 Million Mao goal (¥100,000) through events like the Mao’roccan Thanksgiving Feast at Caravan, the Mystery Wine Party at Q Bar, the Corn-Toss Classic at The Irish Volunteer, and many more. There is even a maniac who has vowed to walk 900 kilometers during the month of November to raise funds.

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Santa is thrilled to be able to support the efforts of everybody involved with the Maovember movement! So come on out for your regular dose of holiday fun and help spread good cheer to people in need!

Beijing Santacon 2016: Here we come

Mark your calendars, boys and girls! This year the holly and the jolly will gather together on Saturday, December 10th for a fun-filled, cheer-spreading sleigh ride through the sreets of Beijing!

Now in its 22st year, SantaCon is the global non-denominational, non-religious and totally non-sensical celebration of all things Santa! If you;ve never heard of SantaCon, or to learn more about the event’s history and other SatnaCon events around the world, click here: https://www.santacon.info/about.html

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The exact route that Santa, his elves and all of the reindeer will follow is top secret! He’ll be making his list and checking it twice all the way up until the night before, so stay tuned to this space and keep your eyes peeled on your favorite social media platform for updates sent out by Santa and his helpful elves.

There are lots of surprises in store this year! See you on December 10!!

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SantaCon is Coming to Town!

Its that time of year again, Beijing! Time to dust off your Holly Jolly and start getting your Joy an Ode-ing. Santa has sent word to his elves, SantaCon will happen on Saturday, December 13!

SantaCon is the global non-denominational, non-religious and totally non-sensical celebration of all things Santa! Beijing Ren will join fellow revelers all across the world in donning their finest Santa suits and walking around the city, spreading good cheer and partaking in the milk, cookies and libations that wil abound the route.

Follow this space for updates, as in the coming days Santa will be giving out sage advice on how to best prepare for the party, tips on ways to have the most fun and, most importantly, where to go.

There will be multiple starting points in varous locations around Beijing, with a central meeting point for all Santas to converge on. There will also be a final celebration with a legendary local band that everybody will love.

Follow Santa here, on Twitter and Facebook and keep your eyes peeled for posts from your friends on WeChat. Help spead the word and we’ll see you all Ho-Ho-Ho-ing on December 13th!!