When is Santacon?
The next Santacon is on Saturday 15 December. Nine days before the next shift, Santa.
Where can I buy tickets?
The main event isn’t ticketed–just make sure you read the guide and show up in your outfit. But there might be a trip to the cinema in the morning and an after-party that night. Those events will be ticketed, so check here for more details about them.
What time do Santas meet, and where???
The actual meeting point(s) and time is revealed on the homepage only twenty-four hours before Santacon starts. Until then, all we can reveal is that Santacon will take place in London somewhere in zones 1 & 2 on Saturday 15 December.
Whereabouts in London do we go, and will tube tickets be needed?
Santacon always takes place in central London. If tube tickets are needed, this will be stated clearly on the homepage in due course.
How long does Santacon last?
It’s an all day thing, but you can turn up to any part of it you want. If you turn up after Santa has set off from the start point, use the Santanav to find out where Santa will be next.
Do you have a guide to the day?
Yep, read it and download it here.
What route are we taking?
The full route is never revealed in advance. Instead, Santa flag-bearers and herders make sure Santa gets from A to B on the day. The Santanav will update with the next meeting point throughout the day.
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 is a rule of Santacon. But you can come as an elf or reindeer too. For help with your outfit, see here.
What do I wear?
Can I turn up as reindeer/elf/turkey/Easter bunny?
Of course, though the last one may not be understood.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
See the Official Santacon Guide for guidance on that.
What about the cinema?
Info about morning cinema trips is published on the homepage.
What about the after-party?
Info is published on the homepage.
Can I turn up and smash things and intimidate people?
Expect Santas to take a very dim view of that sort of behaviour. Santa loves Santacon and wants it to continue forever. If you behave in a way that jeopardises the event by provoking the public or the authorities, we’ll insist that you stop and if necessary we’ll call the Police.