San Francisco never misses an opportunity to party and dress up. SantaCon (name that makes us laugh in French), is an opportunity for 10,000 people to wear his/her Santa or elf outfit or, and to wander the streets and bars of the city for a whole Saturday afternoon.
This free event will start at around noon on Union Square with a performance of the Dodecaphonics a cappella group from Dartmouth College. It will then continue with the usual “pub crawl” where thousands of Santa invade places where they can warm up, and ranging from a private party to another.
You will find here more information on the history of this gently anarchic “convention” that will celebrate its 25 years this year.
Attention, the gathering is free but is backed by a good cause: a collection of toys for the children of the firefighters of San Francisco.
Bring a new packaged toy to drop off at Union Square.
To learn more about SantaCon’s story, we recommend Vox’s video. More information about the event here.
This is NOT an event for children. 21+