What's this all about?
Welcome new recruit! You'll need to purchase the requisite Santa suit, get yourself a flask or other concealed alcoholic beverage container and join us! Don't forget to read the four fucks, put together your gear using a little creativity and Santa-know-how then show up to one of the designated starting locations at the designated time on the events page.
What Should I Wear?
A Santa Suit! Of course while by far the most popular attire for Santacon, people have worn thematic Santa Suits, Elf Clothing, Reindeers, Trees and Presents have also joined Santacon. Santacon has also been the home of Hannukah Harry's and Hannukah Hannahs. But whoever you are:
Where do I get a costume?
Santa highly recommends "A Masquerade Costume"
What do I respond when people ask why everyone is dressed as Santa?
Why are people drinking from Windex bottles?
Bringing a personal stash of booze is a time honored tradition of Santacon, but back in the day Santa was highly encouraged to disguise said booze stash in a bottle of a cleaning product, which ads to the shock value when drinking from the aforementioned stash. Look at me using fancy words. Long story short.... if you want to kick it old school, get yourself a Windex bottle.... but remember you need to rinse that shit like 200 times before you use it.
When can I find out "The Route"?
Ah "The Route". Back in MY day Santa didn't need no stinking route. Santa made sure to show up on time, and then when Santa heard "Ho Ho Ho Santas gotta go!" Santa left that bar and followed Santa to the next place. This is much more than knowing where you're going. So first off, if you can live without the route... do it! Now some Santas have just gotten too big to not tell people where we're going, so we will post the route THE DAY OF SANTA... and not before. Also when Santa gets to the event, Santa sometimes will hand out printed routes to about 10-15% of the Santas that show up in the beginning. My advice, forget all that.... let Santa be magical.
What's the difference between Santacon and Santarchy?
Usually nothing, they are two different names for the same thing. However here in Seattle we run a smaller Santa that can go all around the city to various neighborhoods, and that is Seattle Santacon. We also run a bigger Santa which pretty much has to stay in a similar area of town every year, and that is Seattle Santarchy. Using the different names for each helps us tell them apart.