Wednesday, December 9, 2015
One thing that San Franciscans, new and old know how to do is to have fun. Santa Con: “SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The event is free but it’s not just a city wide party; it’s also for a good cause. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the SF Fire Department’s Annual Toy Drive.
This friendly mob-type event brings together hundreds of people, who start out sober but don't always end up that way, 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 2015 Saturday, December 12, 2015. The event starts at noon. Meet at Union Square Park, San Francisco
RSVP on Facebook
The main rules:
1) Wear a full-on Santa suit
2) Don’t be a drunken jerk; don’t mess with the police, security, bartenders, or kids
3) Download Santa’s song book
4) Bring a toy to donate at Union Square
For More Information:
•San Francisco Santarchy Blog
•SF Santarchy Twitter: Follow @sfstanta for updates
2015 SantaCon Details
Toy Donations | Union Square | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Bring a toy to with you to Union Square first thing, before you hit the bars or the flask. There will be a San Francisco Fire Department fire truck parked outside of the Handlery Union Square Hotel, located at 351 Geary Street. Cash donations are also okay; just make sure you only give cash to uniformed SFFD personnel.
Here are the guidelines for toys:
•Bring something for a kid 12 years old or under.
•Bring a NEW toy, not some old piece of junk you have lying around the house. Put some effort into it OK?
•Don’t wrap it.