Finally it’s time again, Santa! Time for us to set off on a tour of London, spreading goodwill to all, giving sweets to kiddies, and thumbing our jolly red noses at the red-trouser naysayers.
As usual, Santas will be setting off in four groups from different starting points. After visiting the city’s nooks and crannies—cobbled streets, arcades, market squares—we will converge into one big parade of Santae and head for some of London’s big sights.
One extremely important thing Santa:
WE ARE NOT VISITING TRAFALGAR SQUARE THIS YEAR.
Santas need to give Trafalgar a wide birth so as not to disturb the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Please pass this important notice on to every Santa you know.
So where are we going? To find out the 2013 starting points, click here.
It’s TWENTY DAYS to Santacon! Yes Santa, you have about three weeks to brush off the red felt, the white fur, and all your Jingle Balls! Sorry, BELLS! On Saturday 14th December, hundreds of Jolly Santae will be taking to the streets of London for a non-profit, non-corporate, non-commercial and non-sensical parade of festive cheer.
It doesn’t cost a single chocolate coin to attend, Santa, but you do need your outfit. And that means more than a bloomin’ hat. Check out What To Wear for inspiration and remember that other Santa personnel are invited too (ELF!). The best-dressed Santa/elf/reindeer/turkey might even get a prize…
Make sure you read About Santacon for fortified Santa wisdom on how to enjoy the day as well as carol sheets to download and advice on using the SantaNav (got your Designated Santa?). There’s also a few don’ts, e.g. don’t be antisocial, don’t throw sprouts, don’t be THAT Santa!
Lastly, let us know you’re coming on Facebook, Santa, and keep your eyes (or sprouts) peeled for updates here and @londonsantacon. We’ll be advertising Finale Party tickets soon, and cinema tickets are already available. Also, Santa will also be shouting out for HELP from Santa volunteers in the next few weeks: flag carriers, route planners, musical Santae all wanted…
Can you take on Santa? And WIN? HOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Gosh, is it time to start getting ready for this year’s London Convention of Sinterklaas already? Looks like it Santa! Here’s your checklist:
1. Read the rules.
2. Sort your outfit.
3. Talk to other Santae and look out for updates on FB and Twitter.
Penzance has always been worth 5 mins on the way to Scilly Isles, but now Cornish Santa brethren are turning it into the venue for their first Santacon! We can hear pastie loving Santas readying their sleighs already.
Check out the Santacon Penzance website and Facebook page. All south and west Santas must attend!
Start Santacon with a trip to the cinema! Bad Santa is showing at Prince Charles cinema, Leicester Square, on 15 December 10:30am (doors open at 10am). Tickets cost £3 to Santas, Elves, Reindeer etc who are wearing their proper outfit. Visit Prince Charles cinema online to get your tickets. For more info about the showing, see here.
On the eleventh month of Christmas my true love gave to meee…
11 Lips a-kissing
9 Eggnogs a-necking
8 Reindeer sledding
7 Santa helpers
6 Diamond snow queens
Some naff aaafter shaaave
4 Easter bunnies
3 Gift vouchers
2 Sexy stockings
And an iced fruit-cake with glace cher-ryyyy….