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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.

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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.

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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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Radio New Zealand Interview

posted by Santa Squid on December 20th, 2005

Radio New Zealand

On Sunday evening I did a radio inteview with Jim Mora and a panel of “experts” on Radio New Zealand. They had me on the show to talk about santarchy.com and our reaction to the Auckland Santa controversy. Alex Dyer, a spokesman for the Auckland Santa event, was on the show as well. He gives a much better explanation of what actually happened, compared to what was reported by the world media. As always, don’t believe everything you read.

The interview segment is called “The Panel”. You’ll need to forward about 8 minutes in to get to the actual Santarchy discussion.

Overall, I think it was a good piece and should help give a bit of balance to things. Hint: if you’re doing an story or blogging about the New Zealand Santa event, please listen to this interview first and read the STUFF article, as well as check out the information on our website, especially the Mini-FAQ on the sidebar.