Santacon 2005

Once again, Father Christmas(es) hit the streets of London for Santacon.

Santacon 2005

The picture above shows only a percentage of the two or three hundred Santas that turned up for Santacon this year. At the point in the day when this picture was taken we’d already attracted a small Police following. Just to make sure we were “keeping the peace”, they said. We weren’t commiting any crimes. Well, Christmas is a time of peace, so that was OK.

Santacon is an unofficial annual event organised by word of mouth and the internet. It involves lots of people dressing up as Father Christmas and going for a big wander around town. There have been similar events in other countries, going as far back as 1994 according to this article.

The official UK Santacon website is here.

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