Hey Santa, Saturday December 9th & 16th thousands of us will be parading through the Downtown Seattle area! Join us as we paint the town red and white for 14 hours! SantaCon is an annual mass gathering of people dressed in Santa Claus costumes parading publicly on streets and inside locations in cities around the world. The focus is on spontaneity and creativity, while having a good time and spreading cheer and goodwill. This is much more than just a Santa bar crawl, and every time you call it that, a sugar plum fairy dies!
Expect live entertainment all day, free admission to venues, drink specials, a costume contest, professional photographers, and the most wonderful time of the year!
Get your tickets at seattlesantacon.eventbrite.com
BUYER BEWARE: We've been doing this annually with thousands of attendees for a long time and Seattle SantaCon on Facebook is our official page. (And you're on our brand new site!) Warn your friends to watch out for imitators! Nationwide companies claiming to host SantaCons and Santa pub crawls in dozens of cities are selling phony tickets which will not gain you entry to our event. Please report and call out these scams if you come across them so nobody gets tricked!
HELP US SPREAD THE CHEER!
1. My name is Santa. Your name is Santa. We are Santa. Who's in charge here? Santa!
2. Santa will bring cash and tip! Lines can be long, so keep it quick!
3. Wear a Santa suit! Be an elf! Or reindeer! Get in the holiday spirit. Wearing just a Santa hat with regular clothes is boring. And wear comfy shoes. Santa is covering lots of ground. Start shopping for your SantaCon costumes soon!
4. SantaCon is a participatory event. Entertain us! Bring something Santa will enjoy: candy, games, performances, signs, music, or SantaCon outfits that will wow us!
5. Expect lines. Santa will have fun while waiting, or try another spot. Don't wait in lines that don't move!
6. Santa obeys the law! Santa doesn't drink in public or smoke in parks.
7. Pace yourself, Santa. Know your limits. Remember to eat and drink water!
8. Santa doesn't drink and drive!
9. Santa doesn't mess with kids, the police, businesses, or Santa!
10. Use the Facebook event wall for the costume contest and #SeattleSantaCon on Instagram & TikTok!
This year's charity is the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Seattle SantaCon will be donating a minimum of $5,000 to the organization. Boys & Girls Clubs of King County creates youth-centric Club experiences through culturally relevant, inclusive, and diverse programming.
Seattle SantaCon has been featured in: The Seattle Times, The Stranger (cover story!), KING 5, Seattle PI, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Refined, KOMO, Seattle 11, Fox Q13, The Sun, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, DList Magazine, 425 Magazine, Respect My Region, Emerald City Journal, Curiocity…
21+. No refunds. If the event cannot happen due to unforeseen circumstances you will receive a free ticket to the next event. (We have never canceled Seattle SantaCon before!) Event happens rain or shine.
Seattle SantaCon is the Pacific Northwest's largest Santa event. It's up to 14 hours of spreading cheer and goodwill through the Downtown Seattle area. Eat, drink, dance, and be merry with us!
This isn't a "Bad Santa" event. Seattle SantaCon isn't "Santarchy" or "Santa Rampage". It isn't your ordinary Santa bar crawl. It also isn't hosted by PubCrawls.com or other nationwide imitators.
Seattle SantaCon takes place every December on two Saturdays. Up until 2019 we held one big event. Since 2021 we've organized on two Saturdays to account for capacity and venue closures due to covid.
Seattle SantaCon is held in the Downtown and Pioneer Square neighborhoods, 98101 - 98104.
See the Eventbrite page for all the schedule details. You'll find our staff outside most of our current venues. Please RSVP on the Facebook Event page for live updates during the event.
Yes, you won't be able to enter most if not all of our venues without a wristband. SantaCon staff and security will be checking at most if not all entrances.
Purchase online, then show up. Or just show up (note: prices are cheaper in advance). We have $10,000+ in event costs and will donate a minimum of $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.
Eventbrite only, sorry! No cash. Please report anyone taking cash for entry to firstname.lastname@example.org or Seattle SantaCon on Facebook.
Yes you may collect wristbands for friends, and tickets are transferable using Eventbrite (check your confirmation email for the 'view and manage' link). Tickets are not transferable between dates however.
No. If a venue is full and other Santas aren't leaving, you're going to be stuck in line. Don't wait in line for long! Go to another venue because we have lots of them!.
See the Eventbrite description for all the details. These are subject to availability, and there may or may not be substitutions at the venue's discretion.
We can't guarantee anything here. This is up to security at each venue.
Of course, silly Santa! No drinking on public streets or smoking in public parks. Follow traffic laws and authority figures. Don't mess with anyone, and especially don't mess with Santa. If you see something say something. Disrespectful Santas aren't welcome.
You ought to dress festively. A Santa hat is the bare minimum.
Any holiday costume works great for SantaCon. Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa... all holiday outfits are welcome! You might even see an Easter Bunny!
Just like nearly every city in America: parking isn't easy, there're unfortunate souls who live on the streets, and theft and crime is more common than in suburbs and towns. We advise you to stick to groups, especially at night.
There is no general Seattle SantaCon lost & found. Try posting on the Facebook event page. Contact the venue where you believe you lost something.
Always! Santa herders, people to run games and activities, street performers and musicians, photographers, videographers, graphic and web designers, promoters, TikTok creators... message Seattle SantaCon on Facebook or email@example.com and tell us what you can do! Volunteers get free tickets.
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