Santarchy, or SantaCon, is an annual mass gathering of folks dressed as Santa Claus, which quickly evolves into massive dance parties and pub crawls, depending on where it’s held. In the case of Seattle’s annual Santarchy, it was held on December 17th, beginning at the Seattle Center and roving through downtown before ending after midnight in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. This year, there were tons of traditional and non-traditional Santas (including Star Wars, superhero, and even Hawaiian Santas), elves, reindeer, and even some krampus. Check out pics from Santarchy on Metromix Seattle.
I spent this afternoon at the famous Fremont Troll in Seattle, where SantaCon 2010 was kicking off in the Emerald City. Hordes of locals dressed as Santa, or other holiday creatures, congregated under the bridge to chat, pose for photos, drink out of paper bags, and chant “ho ho ho” upon the ringleader’s cue. Mixed with your traditional Santas were some of the rowdiest and non-traditional Santas, elves, reindeer, other odd characters ever. Take a peek at some photos below! More up on my Flickr site.