Scenes From SantaCon NYC 2011

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Photo: Jim Kiernan

Every year, alcoholic youths in cities around the world celebrate Christmas by dressing up like Santa Claus and drinking until they pass out in a heap of red velvet and low-quality fake-beard detritus. Also, it's related to charity in some way, we think. It's called SantaCon, and over the weekend, the festival filled New York City with thousands of Santa impersonators, and at least one dreidel impersonator. Here's what it looked like, courtesy of photographer Jim Kiernan.