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.