Some say SantaCon SF is DEAD, “It Started Here, It Ends Here” but that’s NOT True!
SantCon originally starting in San Francisco in 1994 as a form of public theater as a statement against the consumerism of Christmas.
It was a way to lash out at the way Christmas became an oversaturated consumerism cesspool of parents and family overspending for things they don’t need.
SantaCon SF was everything against it, but the movement grew legs and has taken over. Read on and see why San Francisco has been trying to KILL the festival…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that these days SantCon is nothing more than a HUGE party of white beards, red suits, Mrs. Claus and Elves acting like a bunch of drunken fools.
The debauchery of SantaCon is in EPIC proportions and the original meaning behind SantaCon is gone. At one time it spoke out against consumerism, but now it’s become a product of its own demise.
SantaCon SF is everything that it stood against, but the thousands of people celebrating in the festivities don’t care, because all they want to do is act up, drink and have another excuse to hit the bar.
These days SantaCon has become a new way to party, or as the organizers of the movement claim, it a way to “spread joy and merriment to all the good little boys and girls of San Francisco.”
The joy has spread everywhere especially in NYC, Boulder Colorado, Cincinatti, Las Vegas, London, Paris and get this. Andy Cohen even posted this tweet:
— Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff) December 8, 2018
Organizers tell SFIST:
SantaCon is alive and well and will continue to spread joy and merriment to all the good little boys and girls of San Francisco.
This year they urge participants to:
Take a moment to remember the point of this festive event. Do something fun. Be more creative than just sucking down egg nog. Spread a little joy. Challenge your elf to do something this year besides hit the bars.
There is one thing you must do if you participate in SantaCon.
As always, participants are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to give to the San Francisco Fire Department’s annual Toy Drive, which they should drop off at the SFFD’s special collection truck at 351 Geary by 11:30 a.m. on SantaCon Saturday. According to NBC Bay Area, last year SantaConners donated over 3000 toys, inspiring toy drive chairperson Sally Casazza to say “I love SantaCon!”
If you head out this year and join SantaCon, just be safe an make sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy to give to the San Francisco Fire Department’s annual Toy Drive on December 12 at the SFFD’s special collection truck at 351 Geary by 11:30 a.m. on SantaCon Saturday.
Be ready, because this is SantaCon:
On the streets of #Paris, thousands of impassioned folk, emblazoned in their yellow vests, emboldened by the solidarity of the collective, storm the proverbial barricades to demand economic justice from their political masters…
— Jack Bicker (@JackBicker) December 8, 2018