Monday, December 13, 2010

SANTACON

I'm always amazed by the sights and sounds of the city and this past Saturday did not disappoint.  While running errands early in the morning, we drove up 72nd Street and spotted a group of Santa's making their way to Central Park.  Upon closer inspection, these Santa's looked more like college students, their pajama like costume's were marked by cottony beards, Converse sneakers and Ugg's.  We followed the group to the park and saw hundreds of Santa's and a few elves convening on the Great Lawn. I felt like I had stumbled upon a parallel universe where everything was bearded, happy and jolly. "It's Santacon!" one of the revellers yelled noticing my perplexing stare. Santacon-the annual Santa Convention that takes place in several cities around the world is a spontaneous and fun opportunity for "Santas" to parade publicly, spread good cheer and hit the local bars. Ho,Ho, Ho!



Beginning of the week news-The winner of last weeks giveaway is Maureen at Suburban Prep. Congratulations Maureen!

14 comments:

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

wow, talk about spreading the christmas cheer!

Suburban Princess said...

One of our bloggers was there too...in the thick of it! Her blog is 'Saving the best for last' and she posted lots of photos!

Splendid Sass said...

Oh my goodness, great post! You can never see too many Santas. These images are special.
Have a nice day, Barbara. Congratulations to Maureen!
Teresa

Party Resources said...

How fantastic! I would love to have seen that in Manhattan.

I Dream Of said...

How fun! All those Santas make me smile! Have a merry Monday! - Jeanne

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh my gosh, that's hilarious. I wonder if it's confusing for children?

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a fun post! Love those Santas! Congratulations to Maureen.

Stitchfork said...

Love it! One of my sons and five of his college friends all dressed as Santa on Halloween this year!
xo Cathy

Sanctuary Home said...

Those are such cool pictures. That must've been a sight! Love it! If that's not the spirit of Christmas...what is?
Susan ; )

Hamptontoes said...

That would have been so much fun to stumble upon. The sight of Santa always makes me grin ear to ear. There is something magical about old St.Nick!

Casa Très Chic said...

I never saw so many Santas, the children must have fun.
Hugs.
Tereza

Chippy's Ice Cream Parlor said...

A red sea of Santas

pretty pink tulips said...

Now, that is a sight for holiday eyes!!! How much fun!

North of 25A said...

Hilarious!
Ho ho ho,
Colleen