FAQs

When is Santacon?
Saturday 6 December 2014. Ten days before the next shift, Santa.

Where can I buy tickets?
There are no tickets—just make sure you read the rules and show up in the right place.

What about the cinema?
Sadly there isn’t a cinema trip this year, Santa.

What about the Finale Party?
The Finale Party is for continuing the merrymaking into the night, Santa. Trouble is, we haven’t been able to organise one this year. If you want to help us organise one, please get in touch! Otherwise, watch the front page and Facebook for a list of recommended Santa venues.

What time do Santas meet, and where???
The three meeting points and start time will be revealed on the front page and Facebook only a week before before Santacon starts. But between you and me, Santa, they will all be in central London and the meeting time about 11am.

Whereabouts in London do we go, and will Oyster Card credit/tube tickets be needed?
Santacon always takes place in central London. If Oyster Card credit/tube tickets are needed, this will be stated clearly when the start points are announced.

How long does Santacon last?
It will start late-morning in three different places and end about 6pm at one place. That’s about seven hours of walking but of course Santa doesn’t have to go for the whole day…

Do you have a guide to the day?
Yep, read it here.

Where are we going to go?
That’s always kept a secret Santa, to make it more fun. But the three starting points will be revealed the week before and Santa herders will lead Santas on the day. Twitter feeds will be kept up-to-date with where Santas are headed next, so lost and late Santas can catch up.

Can I just turn up in a Santa hat?
If someone came down your chimney in jeans and a Santa hat would you welcome them into your house as Santa? Of course not! Santa wears a full Santa outfit—that’s one of the two big rules of Santacon. But you can come as an elf or reindeer too. For help with your outfit, see here.

What do I wear?
See here.

Can I turn up as reindeer/elf/turkey/Easter bunny?
Yes! Though on your head be it.

Do I need to bring anything with me?
Yes, it’s outdoors so you’ll need to make sure you are prepared. See the guide for help.

Are you on Facebook?
Here and here.

Are you on Twitter?
Here Santa.