Santas Take Over New York City
Yes, please take a look at my ridiculous cardboard carrot nose, which was constructed in 15 seconds flat. And yes, also notice that it's being held on by my bra strap since I didn't think to attached it to some string before heading out to the bars. This is a no judgement zone.
Now to explain why that nose even exists in the first place, I dressed up as a snowman for Santacon NYC this past Saturday. Santacon is pretty much a day where hundreds of people dressed like Santa, or other various holiday themed costumes, take over the city. Most people treat it like a giant, city bar crawl but the people behind the event really stress the charity aspect. All of the participating bars donate a portion of their proceeds to Toys for Tots and participants are encouraged to bring canned food to donate to local food banks, especially after the damage from Hurricane Sandy. There's a lot of controversy when it comes to Santacon, especially since New Yorkers complain that the Santacon participants often get too drunk and ruin the city atmosphere for tourists and natives alike. I tried to keep my jolly celebrations within my group of friends and overall, I had an amazing time.
Did any of you go to a Santacon in your area?