Today is SANTACON! Every year round Christmas time I suddenly happen upon hundreds of drunk people in Santa costumes and am usually just sort of confused. It’s funny how theater folk are sort of unphased by large groups of Santas, as we spend the majority of the year dressing up in funny costumes and acting like fools ANYways. It’s an organized event and it is SANTACON! Basically it’s, well, hundreds of drunk* people dressed like Santa*, patroning bars all across the boroughs and spreading Christmas cheer.
* A generalization. I’m sure some faux Santas are perfectly sober.
* Yet another. One can also be an elf, dinosaur, or Santa Palin, states the website.