Sunday, December 15, 2019

SantaCon Has Come (and Gone) from Town

Santas came to town for SantaCon

This evening we're going from the sublime of Iona to the ridiculous of SantaCon. We leave one of the most serene locations on this earth for a few moments in the heart of manic New York City, and the confluence of SantaCon and Grand Central Station. 

SantaCon, which took place yesterday, has become an annual tradition where people dress up in assorted Santa Claus outfits and go out drinking. I didn't see anyone in my neighborhood in Santa attire, but I met my dear friend Lonnie at Grand Central Station and the presence of Santa was all around us. 

The minimalist look for SantaCon, unlike the Santas in the first picture who are in full Santa attire. 

 A variation on Santa attire, holiday pajama onesies

It wasn't just Santas at Grand Central Station. 
I had a fun visit with Elmo at Kidding Around, one of my favorite stores. 

As I note every year at this point in December, Christmas is right around the corner. We've still got Macy's windows, Bergdorf Goodman's windows and the holiday train show at Grand Central to enjoy. We also have our own Buttercupland tradition, Monkee Monday, which will take place tomorrow. Pep is ready in his festive attire and Nessie joins us this year. I, however, am ready for very little. Despite my good intentions I am lagging in cards and wrapping and somewhere under the morass of cards, random envelopes and wrapping paper I have misplaced my 2020 calendar.   

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a great week!


Deanna Rabe said...

I’m sure the SantaCon people enjoy it, but I’ll take Iona any day,

Karen said...


Chatty Crone said...

I have never heard of Santacon- that is sure something!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I can't wait to see all these exciting events through your eyes! I have never heard of Santa Con, but it looks like quite a few people are enjoying it.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

My son and DIL were in NYC this weekend and got to see SantaCon. We enjoyed seeing his funny pictures.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What fun! I'd never heard of that before Santa's everywhere ! It gets a little confusing for the kids when they see so many, but as one of my grands said, He needs lots of helpers! For me Santa is the spirit of Christmas and if we believe, Christms will always be.

Pam said...

Funny with the SantaCon, it's new to me and sounds OK> Whatever floats your boat!

Linda said...

Poor Elmo, lol. I sure hope Pepe is behaving himself this holiday season, if not he gets underwear, wink ((and big smiles/ giggles)).

Melinda said...

Looks like fun!

PS: thanks for the card. A very nice surprise.
I am behind but watch your mail.

M : )


i love seeing santas in all their attire. santa-con must have been a sight to see. love that your city really embraces the holiday spirit.