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Santacon 2013 start locations!

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:


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.

Very important message, Santa!

Important Update

This year we’re not visiting Trafalgar Square!

This is for several reasons:

  • Demonstrations are occurring there on the same day and we don’t want Santacon associated with anything political!

  • Last year we hung around too long, left too much litter, and climbed on too much stuff!

  • We want to give Santacon a reboot by focusing on all the other cool places we can visit!

Therefore, Trafalgar Square is NOT part of Santacon this year. If you turn up there, you’re not with Santacon!