SantaCon Came to Town Yesterday

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10:  Revelers dressed as Santa Claus play jump rope during the annual SantaCon event December 10, 2011 in New York City. SantaCon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa Claus who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Santas jumping rope — this must've been before they hit the bars. Photo: Allison Joyce/2011 Getty Images

Yesterday, New York City (as well as San Francisco, London, and several other cities) played host to hundreds if not thousands of inebriated Santas as part of the annual SantaCon mega-pub-crawl. (But the drinking is charitable, with participating bars donating to Toys for Tots.) The many Mr. Clauses, as well as the odd elf,  crowded subways and filled sidewalks from Brooklyn Bridge Park to the South Street Seaport, and even got as far north as Times Square and the New York Public Library. Yet, reports the Daily News, the “NYPD reported none of the Santas made their naughty list, with not a single arrest made.”