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.

Santa's Bag

This blog runs on WordPress (ask Santa to bring it to you for Christmas)

Powered by Laughing Squid

this website is licensed under a Creative Commons License

Santacon 2007

posted by Santa Squid on December 23rd, 2007

 

November 23rd

 
BOULDER, CO

 

November 30th

 
MONTRÉAL, QC

 
TULSA, OK

 

December 1st

 
WINSTON-SALEM, NC

 

December 7th

MANAMA, BAHRAIN

 
MADISON, WI

 
TULSA, OK

 

December 8th

 
AUSTIN, TX

 
CALGARY, AB

 
CARDIFF, WALES

 
CHICAGO, IL

 
HOUSTON, TX

 
KANSAS CITY, MO

 
LOS ANGELES, CA

 
MIAMI, FL

 
MUNICH, GERMANY

 
NEW YORK, NY

 
PHOENIX, AZ

 
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

 
PITTSBURGH, PA

 
PORTLAND, OR

 
SACRAMENTO, CA

 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

 
VICTORIA, BC

 
WASHINGTON DC

 

December 9th

 
RALEIGH, NC

 
SECOND LIFE

 

December 10th

 
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

 

December 14th

 
ARLINGTON, TX

 
BIRMINGHAM, AL

 
TACOMA, WA

 

December 15th

 
ATLANTA, GA

 
BALTIMORE, MD

 
BANGKOK, THAILAND

 
CALGARY, AB

 
DETROIT, MI

 
DALLAS, TX

 
HELSINKI, FINLAND

 
INDIANAPOLIS, IN

 
LONDON, ENGLAND

 
NASHVILLE, TN

 
NEW ORLEANS, LA

 
OTTAWA, ON

 
ST. LOUIS, MO

 
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

 
SAN DIEGO, CA

 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

 
SEATTLE, WA

 
TORONTO, ON

 
VANCOUVER, BC

 
WILMINGTON, NC

 

December 21st

 
DENTON, TX

 

December 22nd

 
BOSTON, MA

 
DENVER, CO

 
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

 
NAGOYA, JAPAN

 
PARIS, FRANCE

 
PHILADELPHIA, PA

 
PORTLAND, OR

 
TOKYO, JAPAN

 
VENTURA, CA

 

December 24th

 
NAGOYA, JAPAN