$5 – $30

SantaCon Seattle 2018

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Seattle

Seattle, WA 98101

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Hey Santa! This Saturday over 2,000 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 a pub crawl, and every time you call it that, a sugar plum fairy dies!

THE SCHEDULE!
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Follow this and arrive anytime to find SantaCon staff in blue for your wristband!
11:30AM: Blarney Stone (raffle tickets for first 100 people) [1st & Pike] and Cantina de San Patricio [Stewart & Post Alley]
12:30PM sharp: group photo at Westlake Park [4th & Pike]
12:30PM: Kells, Cantina de San Patricio [Stewart & Post Alley], Red Cedar & Sage (follow the red balloons in the Market), Pike Brewing, Blarney Stone (w/ Jameson prizes) [1st & Pike]
1:25PM sharp: group photo at Public Market Center sign [Pike & Pike]
1:30PM: Showbox Market [1st & Pike] (wristband required - find staff in blue)
(too crowded? go to the 5pm venues!)
3:00PM: Hard Rock Cafe [1st & Pike] (wristband required - find staff in blue)
4:00PM: group photo at Public Market Center sign [Pike & Pike]
(don't forget to eat and drink water!)
5:00PM: Pike Brewing, Blarney Stone [1st & Pike], Red Cedar & Sage (follow the red balloons in the Market), Cantina de San Patricio, Kells [Stewart & Post Alley]

5:45PM: Gum Wall [Post Alley & Pike]
5:55PM sharp: group photo at Harbor Steps [1st & University]
6:00PM: Contour, Owl N Thistle [1st & Columbia], Box House [Occidental & Washington], Merchant's [1st S & Yesler], Xtadium [2nd S & Main], Pike Pub, Blarney Stone [1st & Pike] (wristband required - find staff in blue)
8:00PM: J+M Cafe [1st S & Washington], Merchant's [1st S & Yesler], Xtadium [2nd S & Main], Owl N Thistle [Columbia & Post], Contour [1st & Columbia], Box House [Occididental & Washington] (wristband required - find staff in blue) [Pioneer Square]
(don't forget to eat and drink water!)
9-10PM: Trinity Nightclub $1 wells, Merchant's costume contest [1st Ave S & Yesler]
Box House and Contour cover charges begins at 10PM - no longer free with wristband.

9:55PM sharp: group photo at Occidental Square [Occidental S & S Washington]
10:00PM: Cowgirls Inc [1st S & S King], STAGE [2nd S & Washington], Trinity Nightclub & Merchant's [1st S & Yesler], J+M Cafe & Central Saloon [1st S & Washington], Owl N Thistle [Columbia & Post] (wristband required - find staff in blue)
(Venue too crowded? Lines long? We're too big for one spot at once, so please try somewhere else!)
12:00AM: STAGE, Trinity Nightclub, Cowgirls Inc, Owl N Thistle, Merchant's, J+M Cafe, Central Saloon (wristband not required after midnight)

DRINK SPECIALS!
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Most but not all venues will have special prices and drinks for us! You'll find holiday themed shots for $3-$5, and specials from Kahlua, Absolut, and Jameson from $4-$6 at Blarney Stone, Owl N Thistle, and Merchant's! Trinity has $1 wells from 9PM-10PM. Drinks vary per venue, so look for a menu or ask a bartender!

ONLINE COSTUME CONTEST!
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Because we don't have a single venue that can accommodate us all at once, we're doing a photo based costume contest online! Want to enter yourself or someone else? Post photos on our Facebook event page or use Instagram hashtag #seattlesantacon! After the event is over we'll determine the winners on the Facebook event page. Prizes to be announced!

CHARITY: BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF KING COUNTY!
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This year SantaCon will be benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of King County! This 501(c)3 non-profit works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens by providing out-of-school support for academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship. Boys & Girls Clubs of King County serves over 15,000 youth from "cradle to career" (ages 3 to 18 years) annually, in 30 Clubs throughout the region. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated, and there is a direct donation option as well. For more info on Boys & Girls Clubs of King County please see https://positiveplace.org/.

WE NEED YOU TO SPREAD THE CHEER!
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1. Participate! Do something fun here!
2. Use hashtag #seattlesantacon or post photos on our event wall for the costume contest!
3. Registration is required for entry to most venues and drink specials, and supports our charity of choice, Boys and Girls Clubs of King County! (more details below)
4. Get wristbands from SantaCon staff wearing blue carrying blue bags! Find them near the entrance of most venues during the times on the schedule!
5. Have your registration confirmation ready on your phone or print it to keep things speedy. You can arrive anytime!

THE RULES!!
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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.
4. SantaCon is a participatory event. Entertain us! Bring something Santa will enjoy: candy, games, performances, signs, music, or a costume that will wow us!
5. Expect lines. Santa will have fun while waiting, or try the next or last 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!
8. Santa doesn't drink and drive!
9. Santa doesn't mess with kids, the police, businesses, or Santa!
10. Use the event wall for the costume contest and #SeattleSantaCon on Instagram!

REGISTRATION!
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2,500+ registered as of December 11th!
Oct-November: $5
Dec 1st - 13th: $10
Dec 14th: $15 (don't wait)
Day of event: $20 (we strongly recommend registering earlier than this)

Registration is required again this year (a) to help us accurately plan for capacity across our multiple venues for this growing event, (b) to help benefit a great charity, and (c) to help with our growing expenses. Yes these events used to be free, but they used to be a fraction of the size and work too. Register and you'll get free entry to all our venues during designated times, live entertainment, and drink specials at many venues throughout the day! There will also be some giveaways during the day, and an online costume contest with great prizes!

ANSWERS TO FREQUENT QUESTIONS!!
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You can arrive anytime. Follow the schedule! SantaCon staff will be wearing blue - blue Santa hats, blue bags, and mostly blue clothing! Get your wristband from them at venues during the times on the schedule. Have your confirmation, QR code, or other proof of purchase ready on your phone, or have it printed, or have your name and email ready for them to look up. Follow the schedule! No single venue can hold us all, so move on to the next or last stop if you see a slow line! Registration doesn't guarantee entry to all venues, only due to capacity. This event is 21+. Wristbands are required for most but not all venues, and aren't required after midnight. Box House and Contour charge a separate cover after 10, so follow the schedule to avoid this! RSVP on our Facebook event page here!


And our Onesie Pub Crawl is January 26th - RSVP now!

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