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What The Ho?

Welcome to Santarchy, the original resource for global Santacon events.

Each December Santas visit cities around the world, engaging in a bit of Santarchy as part of the annual Santacon events.

It all started back in 1994 when several dozen Cheap Suit Santas paid a visit to downtown San Francisco for a night of Kringle Kaos organized by the Cacophony Society. Things have reached Critical Xmas and Santarchy is now a global phenomenon.

Check out our Santarchy FAQ.

You'd better watch out! Santa's coming to town!

PLEASE NOTE: We are not associated with any commercial Santacon websites that are attempting to cash in on Santarchy. The Santacon events have always been advertising-free events without sponsorships.

Cacophony Society Book

Tales of The San Francisco Cacophony Society

Ask Santa to bring you a copy of the wonderful new book Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society, which includes an entire section on Santacon.

Santacon Archives

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Santacon Videos

"You'd Better Watch Out:
Portland Santacon '96"

Weird America's San Francisco Santacon '95

Santacon History

The Early Years

Santarchy Resources

Santacon Photos on Flickr

Santacon on Twitter

Santacon Carol Book

1995 San Francisco Police Report

1996 Portland Police Memo

Submit to Santarchy

If your city has a Santacon website, let us know and we will add it to the list.

Who?

This site is maintained by Scott Beale aka "Santa Squid" (retired), with occasional input from John Law aka "Santa Melmoth" (retired), both veterans of the great Santa wars 1994-98.

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Santacon 2008

posted by Santa Squid on October 15th, 2008

 

November 26th

 
BOULDER, CO

 

December 5th

 
NORFOLK, VA

 

December 6th

 
ASHEVILLE, NC

 
HOUSTON, TX

 
LOS ANGELES, CA
Los Angeles Times

 
MADISON, WI
The Daily Page

 
MUNICH, GERMANY

 
PORTLAND, OR
All Things Considered, NPR

 
SACRAMENTO, CA

 
SANTA FE, NM

 
WASHINGTON, DC

 

December 12th

 
BELLINGHAM, WA

 
KONA, HI

 
MANAMA, BAHRAIN

 

December 13th

 
AUSTIN, TX
The Austin American-Statesman
Steve Hopson

 
CALGARY, AB

 
CHICAGO, IL
Chris Gartmann

 
CINCINNATI, OH

 
CORVALLIS, OR

 
DALLAS, TX

 
GREENSBORO, NC

 
HONG KONG

 
HONOLULU, HI

 
LONDON, UK

 
MONTREAL, QC

 
NASHVILLE, TN

 
NEW ORLEANS, LA
principaltarget

 
NEW YORK, NY
Bill Cunningham, On the Street, The New York Times
Kaax
pazzmanmusic
GammaBlog

 
ORLANDO, FL

 
OSLO, NORWAY

 
OTTAWA, ON

 
PARIS, FRANCE

 
PASADENA, CA

 
PERTH, AUSTRALIA

 
PITTSBURGH, PA

 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Laughing Squid
Geek Entertainment TV (GETV)
WHAT IM SEEING
The San Francisco Citizen
SFist
The Snitch (SF Weekly)
Santa’s Little Secret Service
Eddie Codel
Mitchell Aidelbaum
Berderp
M2
Steve Rhodes
Sandwich Girl
Enric Teller
Stephen
Joe
Santa Spaz
SeenyaRita
Jen Fogg
Kevco
Aaron
James Reffell
Grodeen
Jennifer Simpson
Lisa Sculati

 
SANTA BARBARA, CA

 
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

 
TULSA, OK

 
VANCOUVER, BC

 
VICTORIA, BC

 
VIENNA, AUSTRIA

 
YAKIMA, WA

 

December 19th

 
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

 
LOUISVILLE, KY

 
ROCHESTER, NY

 

December 20th

 
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

 
ATLANTA, GA

 
BOSTON, MA

 
BEIJING, CHINA

 
BEND, OR

 
COLORADO SRPINGS, CO

 
DAYTON, OH
Dayton Daily News

 
DENVER, CO

 
DETROIT, MI

 
DUBLIN, IRELAND

 
EUGENE, OR

 
LOUISVILLE, KY

 
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

 
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
santarchymx
Palmira

 
MONROE, MI

 
NEW HAVEN, CT
New Haven Register
New Haven Independent

 
PHILADELPHIA, PA

 
PHOENIX, AZ

 
ST. LOUIS

 
SAN DIEGO, CA

 
SEATTLE, WA

 
ST. PAUL

 
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

 
TOKYO, JAPAN

 
TORONTO, ON

 

TULSA, OK

 

December 21rd

 
MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA

 
VENTURA, CA

 

December 23rd

 
SECOND LIFE