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    Default Santacon NYC 2010 - Part 1

    Total In-Santa-ty !!!

    10 AM, and Sara Roosevelt Park was the place to be ...





    Early as it may have been, concealed containers were de rigeur ...





    Fashion was forefront; winter white always works ...







    In honor of the dark days of the winter ...



    And what are the holidays without a tree, fully trimmed?



    Two hours later the roar went out that "Santa is on the move!!" and the crowd went wild ...



    It was off to the F Train, traveling in the direction of the North Pole ...

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    Default Santacon NYC 2010 - Part 2

    Santa takes over Central Park!

    The southern contingent, Ho Ho Ho-ing up the Mall ...



    Next stop: Bethesda Fountain!





    With Music!



    Some guys had to work (picking up all those open containers) ...



    Anticipating the Holiday Spirit ...



    A Christmas Bush ...



    Santa just kept coming ...





    An ELF on watch ...


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    Default Santacon NYC 2010 - Part 3

    Mayor Mike sent in the troops, just in case Santa got a little too crazy.

    But the tax dollars were wasted
    (as Santa was soon to be) ...



    Eyeballing the the officers of the peace ...



    The western contingent high steps it through Central Park ...



    There's always somebody trying to spoil the fun ...





    Santa takes over ...



    Santa thuggery ...



    Naughty ...



    Nice ...



    Amidst a sea of Santas, the birthday boy makes an appearance ...



    Balls fell from the sky ...



    And the party kicked into full tilt Santacon ...





    The clock struck two and there was another call: SANTA is ON THE MOVE!!!



    FELIZ NAVIDAD !!!

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    Great pics, loft.

    Then they took over my neighborhood. It was not unlike Halloween during the parade in that there were so many people dressed up. SO many. Every single bar, store, ATM, grocery, and restaurant had them, inside, outside, on the balconies, on and on, block after block, from Houston St. to 14th, from Hudson St. to Broadway and beyond. Very impressive numbers. I wasn't one of them though, unfortunately, but next year for sure. What kept me is I didn't get an acceptable Santa suit in time - it really can't be lame. The good ones must go on sale after the holidays, no? Anyway, I wasn't going to be one of those guys with only a hat and my girlfriend had was NOT into it (possible break-up material as we very much disagree on this). That, and I also had a horrible hangover from a very late Friday night. Damn you late night NYC after hours bars!

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    Go to your neighborhood Ricky's NYC after the holidays and get a good one for next year. They're about the only place in town with reasonable and good selection, and have a nice assortment: Sexy Mrs. Claus, Elves, Old Style St. Nick, Reindeer + Santa (at various price points).

    I wouldn't be surprised if Santacon is a secret marketing ploy by Ricky's

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    Greats pics, Lofter1
    Feliz Navidad... Ho Ho Ho

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    Red tide a little early this month...(sorry)
    This is just all wrong and to awesome at the same ! (thanks for the photo documentary, for me- better than being there )

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    SantaLeaks

    The New Yorker is off for the holidays, but we’ll leave you with this confluence of current affairs and Christmas:

    SantaLeaks: an analysis of more than a hundred thousand documents recently leaked by a disgruntled elf has revealed several surprising facts about the North Pole’s most famous citizen.

    · Santa and several top elves colluded to circumvent a ban on Chinese-made toys, despite pressure from the North Pole community to deliver only toys made locally.

    · Santa has, over the years, acted to undermine potential successors, privately disparaging one of his nephews as “lazy,” another as “not really committed to the whole Christmas thing,” and yet another as “incapable of growing a beard of the appropriate size, if you know what I mean.”

    · Senior North Pole officials were astonished when an elf in Santa’s cabinet proposed halting a long-standing program monitoring pouting and crying. “For years, we’ve been telling people that they’d better not do this,” one said in a confidential cable, “and now we’re removing all restrictions? What’s next? Decriminalizing the failure to watch out?”

    · After Santa suffered a serious hip injury, in the late seventies, the Prime Minister of Norway offered him access to several chimneys to conduct entrance and egress exercises.

    · A reported mixup in 2004 that brought eleven-year-old Jack Keller, of Seattle, a book of math games instead of a football was not accidental: Santa was sending a message.

    · During home visits last Christmas, Santa spied on the C.E.O.s of several Fortune 500 companies, and collected personal data including but not limited to credit-card and frequent-flier numbers.

    · The song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” has more basis in truth than was previously thought; elves worried for years about Santa’s philandering, which began to decrease only recently, after Mrs. Claus discovered an illicit text message from an Arizona school-board member.

    · Santa doesn’t enjoy going to certain St. Louis suburbs. “They just give me the creeps,” he told one top elf.

    · Most cookies left out for Santa end up being fed to the reindeer.

    · In 2007, Santa suppressed the delivery of gifts to more than a thousand residents of Los Angeles as a result of his displeasure with the movie “Fred Claus.”

    · Just this year, Santa accepted a payment of twelve million dollars to keep Charlie Sheen on the “nice” list.

    · A potential environmental disaster was kept secret by the North Pole in 2008, after a large bag filled with painted blocks from Vietnam fell from Santa’s sleigh into the Anglezarke reservoir, in Lancashire, raising fears of lead contamination. Elves with scuba gear and flashlights were sent in to retrieve the blocks under cover of night.

    · Contrary to popular belief, Santa cannot really tell when you’re sleeping or when you’re awake, but he will fly into a rage if his ability to do so is questioned. ♦

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    SANTACON 2011 APPROACHETH ...

    From: SantaCon.info Webmaster
    October 18, 2011

    I've just heard from Santa: The NYC SantaCon will be on December 10. Ho! Ho! Ho! +++ Remember where you heard it first +++

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    Santacon is a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason.

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    Santa's Survival Guide:

    • What to expect

      Santacon is an annual convention for Santa and his holiday brethren.
      Expect holiday cheer, unconventional gifts, naughty carols and general mayhem.
      Do not expect to be entertained: Santa IS the entertainment!

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    Wow, took me a bit to realize I was reading Last Year's posts!!

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    Pretty much the same every year. Just BIGGER. More Drunken Elves. Ever FESTIVE!

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    Only 12 Days to go until Santa-Con 2011 ...

    santacon tweets

    Got a naughty carol you'd like to add to Santa's XXXmas songbook?
    Send your lyrics to songbook@nycsantacon.com

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    FOUR DAYS to go!

    For you Naughty types ...


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    THREE DAYS until In-SANTA-ty Ensues!!

    A reminder:


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