Riverhead Santacon - Rules and Faq's

SantaCon is also happening tonight. Wikipedia explains it simply:

SantaCon is an annual mass gathering of people dressed in Santa Claus costumes parading publicly on streets and in bars in cities around the world. The focus is on spontaneity and creativity, while having a good time and spreading cheer and goodwill.[1]

Sometimes known as Naughty Santas, Cheapsuit Santas, Santarchy, Santapalooza, and Santa Rampage, SantaCon incorporates elements of a flash mob in the context of cheerful bawdy and harmless behavior, the singing of naughty Christmas carols, and the giving of small gifts to strangers.

What is SantaCon?
Santacon is a charitable, non-commercial, nonpolitical, non-sensible Santa Claus convention that happens once a year for absolutely no reason.
When is SantaCon?
Saturday December 6th 2014     Start time: 3pm          Finish: 12am
Where will Santa Go?
Participating Venues up and down Main Street Riverhead
Where do I get my SantaCon Bracelet?
Bracelets can be purchased at any of the participating venues or @ www.suffolktheater.com. Each participating location will be given 50 bracelets to sell. Cash purchases for bracelets can be done through any of the participating locations and all credit cards purchases can be done through the www.suffolktheater.com website. Each participating venue will be responsible for either return of unsold bracelets or cash value to The Suffolk Theater which in turn will be donated to the selected charity.
What do I get for my $10 Bracelet Donation?
The comfort of knowing your supporting a charity! Participating vendors will offer bracelet holders drink or food specials or both, whatever you choose. The Suffolk Theater will be offering $4 draft, $6 wines, $7 specialty cocktails, and 20% off appetizers. The Suffolk Theater will open its doors from 5pm-9pm
Do I really need to wear a Costume?
Yes, Absolutely. Anything Holiday related.
Where does my $10 donation go to?
Listed Charity Monies or remaining bracelets will be collected on Monday December 8th, 2014.
I'm under 21. Can I come?
Yes, but you will not be allowed in bars or be able to participate in drinking festivities. Just because a participant is wearing a bracelet does not mean that person is 21. Each venue is responsible for checking ID's at the door. Underage drinking will not be tolerated or condoned.
I am a Journalist. Can I talk to Santa?
Santa doesn't talk to the press and if he slips, all he says is HO HO HO
Who's in charge of this thing anyway?
Santa wears a costume.
Full Head-to-toe. Holiday themed. None of that "just a hat" bullsh*t.
Santa gives to charity.
Donate $10 to Santa's Charity Drive HERE
Santa spreads JOY.
Not terror. Not Vomit. Not Trash. Would you like those under YOUR tree?
Santa gives Gifts
NAUGHTY ones for grown-ups, and NICE ones for kids.
Santa's nice to kids.
He makes them laugh, not cry .... BECAUSE HE IS SANTA CLAUS (DUH)
Santa respects the town.
Santa doesn't piss on the streets, start fights, block streets, climb on cars, or deface property
Santa respects the cops.
The police will be at every one of our stops. Respect them and do not break laws
(open container, urinating in public (this makes you a sex offender), jaywalking, doing anything illegal!)
Santa comes prepared.
with comfy shoes, cash, a valid driver's license, and layers of clothing for frosty winter weather.
Santa stays safe.
Santa does not drink more than Santa can handle. Doing so endangersSanta's self, Santa's friends, and the future of Santacon.
Santa is Santa!
You are Santa. Santa is Santa. Santa addresses all other Santacon participants as ... Santa.
Santa needs:
Cash, Valid picture ID, this handy map and schedule, and comfy walking shoes
Santa does not get arrested:
He doesn't mess with kids, cops, security or others.
Santa creates the Route
but you are responsible for your own experience.
Pick up after yourself and your fellow Santas.
Santa responds to HO HO HO!
When you hear it, join in and move along!
At each Santa Stop
Be Patient and Tip Well!
What should I bring?
1. Proof of online donation, or $10 cash for charity drive.
2. Additional cash for bar stops and snacks
3. Gifts, games, props, and performances to entertain Santas and Strangers alike
4. Comfy walking shoes and layers to keep warm from the
    North Pole to the Stripper Pole
(leave the stilettos at home, Sexy Santa or you'll be Sad Santa by the end of the day)
5. Your Jolly  .......  Spirit
What shouldn't I bring?
1. Open containers of alcohol.
    You WILL be arrested, and Santa can't bail you out
2. Your douchebag friends who start fights, mess shit up, or troll
3. Your fake ID. This is NY and bars can spot that shit
4. Trash to leave around
5. A crappy, trashy, rape-y, or Grinch-like attitude.
6. Your inhibitions to take part and be Santa!


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