SantaCon is upon us!

SantaCon is more than just dressing up in Christmas attire and getting wasted (even though that's the best part of it). In most cities, like New York, SantaCon is affiliated with charitable good works and donations. In 2011, Santacon New York raised $10,000 for Toys for Tots and donated over 6,000 pounds of food to Manhattan and Brooklyn food banks. SantaCon reminds us to have a good time and celebrate the season, but also to spread cheer and goodwill.

SantaCon is Comin' to Town

SantaCon, the annual, internationally celebrated gathering of hundreds of people donning their Santa Claus apparel and the like is a tradition that for many, cannot be missed. This event allows you to be as naughty or nice as you want to be. While some SantaCons are family friendly, raise money and collect canned goods, many others simply call for fun and frolicking through local bars and restaurants. Unlike Halloween, having a theme takes a bit of pressure off figuring out what to wear, but that doesn't mean you can't stand out in the crowd. Check out some of these Santa-conscious costumes from Rakuten for some last-minute ideas.

Santa's Little Secret Service

Those old enough to browse this page probably don’t believe in Santa Claus. His activities have long ago been revealed to be little more than a story created and acted out by parents all over America. Santa’s Little Secret Service, however, may have handily created that as a cover up. Little is known about about the group and its sibling operation, Santa’s Defense Force, but information began surfacing about them online as early as 2006. These agents of Claus have been spotted in several Santa related locations around San Francisco, such as Santacon, training vigilant eyes on any and all St. Nicks.