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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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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.

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Weird America's San Francisco Santacon '95

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Santarchy Resources

Santacon Photos on Flickr

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Santacon Carol Book

1995 San Francisco Police Report

1996 Portland Police Memo

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If your city has a Santacon website, let us know and we will add it to the list.


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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Santacon 2009

posted by Santa Squid on October 27th, 2009


November 27th

Boulder, CO


December 4th

Norfolk, VA

Oxford, MS


December 5th

Asheville, NC

Bend, OR

Chicago, IL

Edmonton, AB

Houston, TX

Madison, WI

Portland, ME

Vancouver, BC

Victoria, BC


December 11th

Helsinki, Finland

State College, PA


December 12th

Albany, NY

Aspen, CO

Austin, TX

Calgary, AB

Cincinnati, OH

Dublin, Ireland

Ferndale, MI

Houston, TX

Kalamazoo, MI

Los Angeles, CA

London, UK

Nashville, TN

New Haven, CT

New Orleans, LA

New York, NY

Oslo, Norway

Ottawa, ON

Paris, France

Philadelphia, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Rochester, NY

St. Petersburg, FL

Salt Lake City, UT

San Francisco, CA

Seoul, South Korea

Stockholm, Sweden

Vienna, Austria

Washington DC

West Palm Beach, FL


December 18th

Chapel Hill, NC

Columbus, OH

Eugene, OR


December 19th

Adelaide, South Australia

Atlanta, GA

Beijing, China

Boise, ID

Boston, MA

Colorado Springs, CO

Columbia, SC

Corvallis, OR

Dallas, TX

Dayton, OH

Denver, CO

Detroit, MI

Harrisburg, PA

Honolulu, HI

Kansas City, MO

Louisville, KY

Miami, FL

Missoula, MT

Nashville, TN

Orlando, FL

Phoenix, AZ

Portland, OR

San Diego, CA

San Jose, CA

Shreveport, LA

St. Paul, MN

Tokyo, Japan

Toronto, ON

Yakima, WA


December 21st

Okinawa, Japan


December 26th

Ann Arbor, MI