SantaCon Chicago

December 15th, 2008


This weekend was SantaCon, where hundreds dress up as Santa or elves or reindeer and wander around downtown spreading good cheer and having a beer.  I’ve done several SantaCon’s in San Francisco, but this was my first in Chicago.  It was lots of fun, dressing up, singing, drinking, passing out candy canes and hugs to everyone we met along the way.  The peeps in Chicago are a bit more organized and disciplined, printing out song sheets and sticking to the schedule almost to the minute, compared to SF.  I suppose that is a result of the number of Santa’s .. SF has several hundred, whereas Chicago had about a hundred.  Props to the BLVD Rollers representin’ in great costumes.