Santarchy!
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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.

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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2004

ANTARCTICA (MCMURDO STATION)

AUCKLAND

AUSTIN

Santa Rampage 2004 (Steve Hopson)

BARCELONA

CHICAGO

DENVER

Billy’s Holiday Santarchy 2004 (Guerrilla Queer Bar)

DETROIT

DetroitSantarchy 2004 (Detroit Santarchy)
Putting the oi in joy (Metro Times Detroit)

FORT LAUDERDALE

HELSINKI

Santa Rampage 2004 (Skuduu Enterprises)
Santa Rampage 2004 (Santa Rampage Helsinki)

IOWA CITY

LONDON

Santacon UK 2004 (Santacon UK)
Santacon 2004 @ London (Steven)

LOS ANGELES

SANTACON 2004 (Gigsville)
SantaCon 2004 (Santa_smut)
SantaCon 2004 LA (Curious Josh)
Los Angeles SantaCon 2004 (Santa Saam)
SantaCon 2004 (Christopher Johnson)
SantaCon 2004 (Smiley Santa)
SantaCon 04 LA (Drastic DIY Fashions)

MADISON

NEW YORK CITY

New York City 2004 (santacon.com)
“No Saints in Sight as These Santas Get Their Jollies” (New York Times)
“Boozy Santas play merry hell” (Herald Sun, Australia)
Santacon 2004 (Ray Olivares)
santacon 2004 (smudge)
Santacon 2004 (KaaX)
Santacon 2004 (Slimehag)
2004 NYC Santacon (Santa Ed)
SantaCon 2004 (Santa GammaBlaBlog)
SantaCon 2004, New York City (Christopher Ditto)
SantaCon 2004 (Santa lenin)
NYC Santacon 2004 (Costume Network)
Santacon NYC 2004
SantaCon (Shaun Peterson)
SantaCon 2004 (SantAbby)

OKLAHOMA CITY

OTTAWA

SantaGate (Super Santa)
SantaGate (review) (FireDollJamie)

PORTLAND

Santacon 2004 (Portland Cacophony Society)
The Bipolar Express (CulturePulp)
SantaCon 2004 (Wm Leler)
SantaCon ’04 (Santa Al)
SantaCon ’04 (Sant’ Jayknee)
Portland SantaCon (Santa Sally)

RENO

SantaCon04 Reno (Mark Ballew)

ST. LOUIS

Santarchy | St. Louis 2004 (Aural Fixation)

SACRAMENTO

Critical Santas – 2004 (Sacramento Cacophony)

SAN FRANCISCO

Santa SF 2004 (JX Bell)
Santarchy 04 (Evil Pete)
attk of the santas (Hep)
Santacon (Chip Chipman)
Santarchy 2004 (Internebbish)
SF Santarchy 2004 (Frog)
SantaCon SF 2004 (Santa Spaz)
Santcon2004 (Know Matter What)
SantaCon 2004 (Santess Red)
Sanarchy04 (San-a-terry)

SEATTLE

Santarchy! 2004 (Guerrilla Masquerade Party)
Bad Santas (David Stewart)
Santarchy (Nadav)
Santarchy @ Nite (Nadav 2)
Seattle Santarchy 2004 (Santa Helga Smoochavich)
Santarchy 2004 (Shawna)
Santacon (Nipper)

STATE COLLEGE PA

TOKYO

TORONTO

TUSCALOOSA

SantaCon (ltmr.net)

WASHINGTON DC

DC Santarchy 2004 (Becauseitsfun.com)

WINNIPEG

Santacon 2004 (Winterpeg Santarchy)