Hellohoho! Calling the Santa faithful. This year we are again suggesting that you jolly folk join Grottos. Because Santacon has grown to include such a large number of Santas, Reindeer, Elves etc keeping everyone together and feeling the Santa-love has become a difficult task. Last year we asked you Santas to set up individual groups, (Grottos), that you would organise and ask other Santas to join. You will still be part of the Santacon massive, but you will also be part of a sub-group that will facilitate fun, befriend you, and keep a benevolent bushy browed eye on you.
These Grottos of Santa, which could have any number of participants, should have fun themes, or perhaps plan activities that their members can take part in, along the lines of your theme. Please make sure that you stick to legal, fun activities please, Santa is a lovely, fluffy fellow and does not do politics, prejudice,(and this includes Elf abuse, which got very nasty last year and was totally un-Santa), or petty larceny, and are going to be pretty essential in keeping everyone in the loop. As it means that individuals stand less chance of being lost or swamped by the huge crowd, they will increase the fun factor for everyone, it also means that you can decide on the tone of the sort of Santacon experience you want to have, you can go for an inventive, arty experience or just keep it simple and celebratory. jinggle
Anyone can form a Grotto, you just need the inspiration, aspiration and, eventually other Santas to sign up to become part of your Grotto. Let us know the name of your Grotto, and any themes you may consider that will be of interest to those Santas who may want to join you. Your group could consider joining up with other Grottos that may have similar themes. We will post your details on the page so that others can decide if they want to join. It maybe that you are already planning to attend with a group of friends, if so, then a Grotto is already in the making.
Can the Santas who lead Grottos last year please let us know if their Grottos are still up and running this year otherwise we will assume they are defunct and Santas will not be able to sign up with you.
A big merry HO to you all
love Santa xxx