Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

SantaCon 2006 Pictures

Hi everyone! Sorry if you couldn't make it out to SantaCon this year. We had a great time. Here are some pictures. We will post more once we start getting them in from other people. Have a wonderful holiday season and happy new year!

SantaCon 2006 Pictures

SantaCon 2006 Pictures

SantaCon 2006 Pictures

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Pub Crawl Schedule for SantaCon

The Santacon pub crawl schedule has been posted! We will begin at 10:30 am. If you can't make the start time, come along anyway and catch up with us on our route.

We will first meet at Hammerstone's in Soulard. 2028 S 9th St., St. Louis, MO 63104.

From Hammerstone's we will venture to The Shanti at 825 Allen Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104.

From The Shanti we will head to Big Daddy's, 1000 Sidney St. Louis, MO 63104

And finish up at The Cat's Meow.....2600 S 11th St. St., Louis, MO 63104

What comes after the Cat's Meow you ask? Whatever we feel- Santacon doesn't have to end until you want it to!

Don't forget your Santa gear, a print out of the naughty Christmas Carols, a flask, good walking shoes, and a flask. The weather should be great, so lets have some fun with this!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What is SantaCon?

Many cities throughout the United States have celebrated SantaCon by organizing a mass gathering of people, dressed as Santa of course, on a Saturday morning in December for a pub crawl with naughty Christmas carols. Since SantaCon has never been done in St.Louis, a group of 20 and 30-somethings are going to kick it off this year! Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a wonderful relationship between St. Louis and Santa!

The first location of the SantaCon pub crawl will remain a secret until the wee hours of SantaCon morning. The mystery location will be posted on this site, along with naughty Christmas carols and other fun things- so check back and join the fun!

When? Saturday, December 16, 2006
Time? TBD (morning)
Where? Check back here the morning of December 16 to find the mystery location!

If you want to know more about SantaCon, here is the definition from Wikipedia:

SantaCon is a mass gathering of people dressed in cheap Santa Claus costumes, performing publicly on streets and in bars. The focus is on spontaneity, creativity, and the improvisational nature of human interaction while having a good time.

Variously known as Santarchy, Santa Rampage and the Red Menace, SantaCon events are noted for bawdy and harmless behavior, including the singing of naughty Christmas carols, and the giving of gifts. Some participants see SantaCon as a postmodern revival of Saturnalia, while others see the event as a precursor of the flash mob.
In 1994, the Cacophony Society staged the first SantaCon in San Francisco. Influenced by the surrealist movement, Discordianism, and other subversive art currents, the Cacophonists decided to celebrate the Yule season in a distinctly anti-commercial manner, by mixing guerrilla street theatre, pranksterism, and public intoxication.