Updated: Jan 25, 2019
Before Santa Claus comes to town, the annual Christmas costume extravaganza, SantaCon, comes to New York City.
The annual event, which began in 1994, encourages people to dress up in full Santa garb or other Christmas characters such as reindeer and elves. Participants then spend the day visiting various bars throughout participating cities.
Although there are events in cities across the globe, one of the largest SantaCon events in the United States takes place in New York City.