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SantaCon 2018

Free to attend. Donations for Toys for Tots requested.

Meet in Union Square between 12:00 noon and 6:00 PM.

This is a gathering of Santas, Mrs. Clauses, Elves, Reindeer, and yes even Grinches! Christmas Carols, a Best Dressed Contest and more will be had.

This is the main event - THE BIG ONE - please don’t get scammed by profiteers trying to sell you tickets.

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy that can be donated to the Toys for Tots program.

Last year we had well over 10,000 folks and collected 764 toys. This year we want to beat that number! Looking forward to seeing all of you there!!!

This SantaCon event is Free to attend. For ages: 21+

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They publicize these things to scare the amateurs and thin out the crowds, but y’know, like, 1st Amendment or whatever...expression, assembly, yada yada nbd...
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SantaCon is not cancelled! The only thing canceled is my participation in organization efforts. I am not doing Costume Contests, nor am I having a singalong. Doncome
down to Union Square to rub in their collective faces the fact that SantaCon should be embraced, not shunned! Bring your toys and leave them with me next to the stage area!
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IT IS WITH GREAT REGRET THAT I GIVE THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE TO EVERYONE WANTING TO ATTEND SANTACON SAN FRANCISCO 2018.....

The City and County of San Francisco has decreed that in their view, SantaCon has no place in San Francisco and the gathering should be shut down because “there is a safety issue and Union Square cannot hold the people”. The Recreation and Parks Department has decreed that there will be no amplified sound so there will be no Best Dressed Contests and no toy drive. I was told that having those would keep you in Union Square and that keeping you in Union Square would not be allowed. Keep your money. Their position is that I should be indemnified (insured) and should be able to pay for a sound permit in order to hold the event. I tried to explain that no one pays for an entrance fee and that, in reality, this isn’t by invitation and I have absolutely no control over how many show up or even when. I was informed that the event is not, and will not be, sanctioned by the City and that if you do show up you will be asked to leave. I have no power over you and I have no power over them. You do what you want to do.

As a result of the opinion handed down today, this Facebook group will no longer accept new members. Please inform your friends of the new decision by the City. I wish all of you a pleasant and peaceful day on December 8th. Remember not to drink and drive people!!!!
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We have found out that a bogus SantaCon is going on at a bar in the Marina district here in San Francisco. They are charging for tickets! SantaCon San Francisco 2018 does not, and never has, charge anything to attend the event The only thing we as is that everyone bring a new unwrapped toy for the San Francisco Fire Department. That’s it. And bringing a toy is completely voluntary. Have fun and follow the suggestions.
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Yes, I have added a scam warning. They are doing this in other cities too, calling themselves "Official" and taking money for tickets.