Sunday, December 13, 2009

SANTAcon New York 2009: Scenes At Washington Square Park

SantaCon is a mass gathering of people dressed in Santa Claus costumes parading in public places like the streets, parks, train stations and in bars in cities around the world. The focus is on spontaneity and creativity, while having a good time and spreading cheer and goodwill. According to organizers, it is a "not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-logical Santa Claus convention, attended for absolutely no reason." In New York City, the event started at 10:00 AM yesterday at different boroughs of the city, toured popular sites in Manhattan, and converged on Washington Square Park at around 3:00 PM. I captured these images mainly at Washington Square Park, a landmark public park in the Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village surrounded by buildings belonging to New York University.
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Sarah B. Roberts said...

This is one of the craziest events in NYC. I ran into them a few years ago at Columbus Circle - they were climbing up everything and just have the crazies, best time! Thanks, as usual, for capturing another fabulous and "Only in New York" event.

Olive Mac said...

We had the same Santa event in Edinburgh two weekends ago - it is the strangest sight ever!! It is such great fun!