SantaCon Invades NYC This Friday
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SantaCon is back.

The nation's largest "non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason" is set to take place this weekend, when thousands of Santa-clad men and women will take to the streets, looking to distribute holiday cheer.

The public party (also commonly referred to as a "pub crawl," "bizarre spectacle," and "excuse for public drunkeness") will take place on Saturday.  The location, which always remains secret until the night before, will be announced on the group's website on Friday evening.  You can also subscribe to Santa's Twitter feed (@SantaCon) for updates.

If you're looking to participate, the organizers ask that all participants wear a full costume (Santa hats alone don't count).  The dress code isn't Santa-only, though: carolers can come as Hannukah Harry, reindeer, Mrs. Claus, elves, giant gift boxes, and anything winter cheer-related.  Just don't be that Santa.