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SantaCon 2012

1,000 santas descend on San Francisco for mayhem and a city-wide pub crawl | Saturday
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“SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on December 15, 2012.

This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks (like walking down Lombard Street) drinking at bars and causing general mayhem.

And just so you know, wearing a santa hat isn’t enough… get yourself a full-on santa suit.

SantaCon 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012, Noon
Union Square Park, San Francisco

>> Latest Updates: Everything is subject to change – Dates, times, locations… check sanfranciscosantarchy.wordpress.com before heading out. Please note the new starting time and location – it’s at Noon, not 1pm and at Union Square, not at Civic Center.

Starting Locations / Times

  • 10am: East Bay Kickoff : Meet at Heinold’s (Jack London Square/Oakland) – Morning drinks and grab the 11:30am water sleigh, aka ferry to San Francisco. Arrive at Noon and find your way to Union Square.
  • Noon: SF Kickoff: Start at Union Square

Santa Routes
Once you meet up at Union Square, you choose where you go – for 2012 there’s six different routes/zones for santas to follow including The Mission, Chinatown/North Beach, Polk Gulch/Tenderloin, Upper Haight, Lower Haight and Castro. Full Route Details for 2012.

Mid Day Santa Meetups
Got lost from your Santa flock? or can’t join until the middle of the day? There are two Santa Meet-Ups planned for 2012.
– 3:30pm – Washington Square Park (North Beach)
– 3:30pm – Dolores Park

2012 After Parties:

Plus there’s many other bars for santa including Club OMG!, Rouge, Shine and more. Full After Party details for 2012.

The Rules:

  1. Wear a full-on Santa suit (not just a hat)
  2. Don’t F*ck with the police, kids or security guards – Have fun, but behave yourselves.
  3. Download the SantaCon “Dirty Little Song Book” with f*cked up funny versions of your fav Christmas carols

What to Expect:

  1. The event is rain or shine, cold or wet
  2. Expect to ride Muni and Bart and to walk a lot

For More Information:

San Francisco Santarchy Blog
SF Santarchy Twitter: follow @sfstanta for updates
SF Santacon Facebook

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