Naughty or Nice? SantaCon 2013 Storms Manhattan

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Participants of the infamous SantaCon stormed the streets of Manhattan this weekend, stumbling around the East Village in the name of, as the SantaCon website puts it, “a nonsensical Santa Claus convention that happens once a year for absolutely no reason.”

The convention attracted much ire this year, with locals complaining about the poor behavior of the revelrous Santas. As one East Village flier announced, “Alcohol Soaked Father Christmas-themed flash mob not welcome here. Take your body fluids and public intoxication elsewhere.”

Still, that didn’t stop hundreds of participants from gathering in Tompkins Square Park and engaging in some holiday-themed merry making, despite the freezing snow.

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6 comments
aplson23
aplson23

What has become of TIME. A once icon in the visual industry publishes this horrible display of amateur direct strobe photography for such a visually pleasing subject. C'mon

Peppernutz.com
Peppernutz.com

Come on... even Santa needz to let loose sometimez. Give the guy a break after all he doez for our kidz. Pluz he has to deal with Elvz 24 hourz a day!

sweeetbea
sweeetbea

Seriously?? That's all you have for pictures?

kerouac1000
kerouac1000

i was walking back from the Unsilent Night event-which ended in Thompkins Square park-drunken frat boy types were spilling out of every bar as i made my way to the 7th avenue subway-this is an awful event i hope its never repeated again

Esteria
Esteria

Picture 5 shows men's genitals ...