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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.

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Santacon 2006

posted by Santa Squid on December 12th, 2006

Santacon 2005

Here are some of the cities that have targeted for a Santarchy invasion in December 2006. We will be updating this list with links to photos, videos and blog posts as they come in.
 

November 24th

 
BOULDER

“Protesting Santas strut their stuff at 29th Street” (Vanessa Miller, Boulder Daily Camera)

 

December 2nd

 
BERLIN

MADISON

ORLANDO

 
SEATTLE

 

December 8th

 
CHICAGO

 
STATE COLLEGE, PA

 

December 9th

 
AUSTIN

BOSTON

 
CALGARY

 
HOUSTON

 
INDIANAPOLIS

 
LOS ANGELES

PHILADELPHIA

 
PITTSBURGH

PORTLAND

SAN FRANCISCO

STOCKHOLM

 
WASHINGTON DC

 

December 14th

 
ARLINGTON

 

December 15th

 
BELLINGHAM

 
DENTON

 
WHITBY/DURHAM REGION, ON

 

December 16th

 
ATLANTA

 
COLORADO SPRINGS

 
CHICAGO

DALLAS

 
DETROIT

 
EUGENE

 
HELSINKI

 
LONDON

NASHVILLE

NEW ORLEANS

 
NEW YORK CITY

OTTAWA

RENO

 
ST. LOUIS

 
SANTA BARBARA

 
TAMPA

 
TORONTO

 
TULSA

 
VANCOUVER

 
VICTORIA

 
WINNIPEG

 

December 19th

 
LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

 
MELBOURNE

 

December 22nd

 
MINNEAPOLIS

 

December 23rd

 
ADDISON, TX

 
DENVER

 
MEXICO CITY

PORTLAND

SACRAMENTO

 
TOKYO

 

December 24th

 
NAGOYA

 

December 25th

 
ANTARCTICA

TULSA

 

photo credit: Simon Crubellier