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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2005

ANN ARBOR & YPSILANTI

Zombie Claus 2005
zombie claus redux (Mark Maynard)
I Survived Zombie Claus 2005 (Suds & Soliloquies)
Zombies Attack!! (Sam’s Thoughts)
Zombie Claus Exposé (The Corpus Callosum)
Zombie Claus, Elvis, bagpipers…I think I need help, Doctor (The Ann Arbor News)

AUCKLAND

AUSTIN

BERLIN

Santacon 2005 Berlin (santacon.de)
Santacon Berlin 2005 + photos (ENergylog)

BOSTON

CANADA

CHICAGO

Chicago Santa Rampage, 2005 (Devin Breen)
Santa Kong 2005 (morgandotcom.com)
Santarchy was a bust (Metroblogging Chicago)
Calling All Bad Santas (Chicagoist)
Second Annual Chicago Santarchy (metromix.com, Chicago Tribune)

DETROIT

HELSINKI

Santa Rampage Helsinki (Skuduu Enterprises)

HOUSTON

LONDON

London Santacon 2005 (NK Guy)
SantaCon 2005 (Shangrila Santa)
Santarchy in the UK (David J. Bradshaw)
London SantaCon (DonKing Santa)
Santacon 2005 (Santa Offline)
Santacon 2005 (Willis)
Santa Skate 2005 (LondonSkaters)

LOS ANGELES

MADISON

NASHVILLE

NEW YORK CITY

Santacon 2005 (Ray Olivares)
2005 Santacon – NYC (Ed Barnas)
Santacon Brings Santarchy To New York (NBC6 South Florida)
Hundreds participate in NY SantaCon (Xinhua News Agency, China)
Drinking Santas storm the Seaport (Downtown Express, Lower Manhattan)
Santacon (Edwina Hay)
SantaCon ’05 (Shaun Peterson)
Santacon 2005 (Laney B)
Santacon 2005 (KaaX)
Santacon 2005 NYC (John Meloy)
USA Santacon (Michael Harlan Turkell)
Santacon New York (Dr. Kat Kringle and Elf Steven)
Santa Stumble – NYC (GammaBlog)

OKLAHOMA CITY

The first rule of Santacon is…. (The Edmond Sun, Edmond, OK)
xsanity (Santa Xian)

OTTAWA

PITTSBURGH

Santarchy Pittsburgh (Santa Noise)
SantaRchy 2005 (Santa Ted Williams)
Santarchy 2005 (Brian Maloney)
Santarchy! (I heart PGH)
Pittsburgh Santarchy (Santa Larkin)
Pittsburgh Santarchy ’05 (Old St. Nick)

PORTLAND

Santacon 2005 (Portland Cacophony Society)
Better run and hide, Virginia (PortlandTribune)
Yes, There is a Santa Mob (The Portland Mercury)
santaconspiracy (Santa Trainwreck)
Portland Santacon 2005 (AlBob)
Portland Santacon 2005 (bittersweet being)
Portland SantaCon 2005 (Wm Leler)
Portland Santacon 2005 (Santa Bigboote’)
Portland Santacon 2005 (DarkLady)
Santacon 2005 (Robyn Brown)
Santacon 2005 (Santa PooPoo)
Santacon (Shane)

SACRAMENTO

Sacramento Santa (Molly Golightly)

ST. LOUIS

St. Louis Santarchy 2005 (Sarah Cross)
Santarchy | St. Louis 2005 (Aural Fixation)

SAN FRANCISCO

Santarchy 05 (Evil Pete)
Santarchy (Danger Ranger)
SF Santacon 2005 (Preppypunk)
SF Santacon 2005 Portraits (Preppypunk)
SF Santarchy 2005 (Dav)
Santarchy 2005 (Frog)
Santarchy2005 (Kissinger Santa)
Santarchy 2005 (KnowMatterWhat)
santacon 2005 SF (Serge Beaulieu)

SEATTLE

santarchy 2005 (Patrick Danforth)
SantaCon Seattle – 2005 (Zoey Pants)
Seattle Santa Con 2005 (shitboxdodge.com)
Seattle Santarchy 2005 (cheeseandbeer.com)

STATE COLLEGE, PA

STOCKHOLM

Santarchy 2005 (Lennart Wallander)

TOKYO

Are You Ready For Tokyo Santarchy? (Scratchin the Surface…)
Santarchy Tokyo 2005 & After Party Photos (TheJointToHeaven)
Santarchy Tokyo 2005 (Shdwspn)
Santarchy TOKYO (ijinden)
Santarchy TOKYO 2005 (cabcab)
Santarchy Night 2005 (cabcab)
Santarchy2005@Tokyo (nafnafnahoo)
SantarchyTokyo2005 (buriburibontakun)

TORONTO

VANCOUVER

Santas gone wild (Vancouver Sun)
SantaCon 2005 (miss ellaneous)
Santacon Vancouver 2005
santacon
Santacon – 2005 (Santanonymous)
SantaCon 2005 (WeatherAClause)
Santa Con Van 2k5
Santacon 2005 (Raver Santa)

WASHINGTON DC

DC Santarchy 2005 (Becauseitsfun.com)
Santarchy DC 2005 (ATZ OK)
Santarchy DC-05 (primofex)
Santarchy 2005 Part 1 and Santarchy 2005 Part 2 (guitargirll)

WINNIPEG

Better watch out! rogue Santas hit town (The Winnipeg Free Press)