SantaCon 2011 is coming to town!

Last year we participated in the inaugural SantaCon in downtown Lawrence, and we're excited to be part of this event again this year! 

What is SantaCon? “SantaCon is a 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," according to Wikipedia.

SantaCon Lawrence also incorporates a bit of charity: a food drive to benefit Just Food, the local food bank.

Here's the details for this year's extravaganza:

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 17
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Where: Starts at the Sandbar and travels to downtown Lawrence bars

Food donations will be accepted at the Sandbar all day on Dec. 17, so even if you can't participate in SantaCon you can still donate non-perishable food.

Be sure to find a Santa costume! Check out Fun & Games or the Antique Mall in downtown Lawrence for suits or accessories. Or, be creative and make your own!

For more information about SantaCon Lawrence, including the rules, visit the website. You can also like the SantaCon Lawrence Facebook page or RSVP to the event on Facebook.