Santarchy!
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

2012+ 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994

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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2003

ANTARCTICA (McMurdo Station)

AUSTIN

BELLINGHAM

SantaHammy 2003 (Lulabelle the Klown)

CHICAGO

Santa Rampage Report 2003 (Chicago Bike Winter)

DENVER

“The crimson storm” (The Denver Post)

DETROIT

DetroitSantarchy 2003 (Detroit Santarchy)

FT. LAUDERDALE

HELSINKI

Santa Rampage 2003 (Santa Rampage Helsinki)

LONDON

LOS ANGELES

LA SantaCon 2003 (spancer.org)
SantaCon03 (Stray Couches)
Santacon 2003 (Paynie)
santacon (La Bocagrande)
Santacon 2003 (Theory Labs)
SantaCon LA 2003 (Niels Alpert)
Santacon (Humuhumu)
Santacon Los Angeles 2003 (Clan Destino)

MADISON

MONTREAL

“Ces pères Noël sont des ordures!” (Cyberpresse)
— crude, yet humorous English translation

OKLAHOMA CITY

PORTLAND

SantaCon 2003 (Steven Saint Cheese)
Portland Santacon ’03 (Santa Chen)
PDX Santacon 2003 (Santa Aaron)

NEW YORK CITY

New York City SantaCon 2003 (santacon.com)
“Santas” (Ftrain.com)
Santacon2003 (oof)
NYC SantaCon 2003 (Costume Network)
SantaCon 2003 (Brett Laurance)
New York City Santa Con 2003 (Derek Brown)
SantaCon 2003 – NYC (GammaBlaBlog)
SantaCon 2003 (Alex JB)
2003 Santacon – NYC (Santa Ed)
SantaCon 2003! (SantAbby)

ST. LOUIS

Santarchy | St. Louis 2003 (Aural Fixation)

SAN FRANCISCO

SANTACON 2003 :: San Francisco (Margot Duane)
Santarchy 03 (Dis.Org)
Santacon 2003 (CameraGirl)
Santacon ’03 (cheesebikini?)
Santarchy 2003 – SF
2003 Claus-terphobia (Amphibious Gangster)
How I spent my Christmas vacation by Santa (captncarrie)
Santa (malex)
Santacon SF 2003 (Liquor Pig)
2003 Santacon (Anticlockwise)
Lombard Street Big Wheel Race (CTP’s Recursive Irony)

SEATTLE

TIJUANA

TOKYO

TORONTO

2003 santarchy (temporal eye)

WASHINGTON DC

Santarchy! (Nora Charles)
2003 Santarchy (Becauseitsfun.com)

WINNIPEG

Santacon 2003 (Winterpeg Santarchy)