SantaCon Hawaii

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Ok, ok, stop me if you've heard this one. 900 Santas, fifteen elves and the Fire Marshal walk into a bar in Waikiki...It's no joke, it's SantaCon!

This'll be our 9th year and we're looking forward to seeing all of you crazy people again while we bring the Christmas cheer to Honolulu (while conforming to all posted restaurant-occupancy levels).

Traditions are important around the Holidays, so we will try and keep to the stops that you all know and love. Final route and times to be posted shortly but mark your calendars for 5:30 on Saturday December 7th!

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If this is your first SantaCon, allow me to give you the low-down for the ho-down:

SantaCon is an international, non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political, and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason.

SantaCon is an event for adults - where guys & girls of legal age dress up like Santa and go cavorting around town for no better reason than that it is huge fun.

SantaCon is a rain-or-shine event, so if it looks like rain, bring an umbrella. Also, comfortable shoes would be a very good idea.

Gosh, that sounds like fun! How do I get ready, you ask?

There is a dress code, it is Santa. You must dress up. A Santa hat is not enough, full Holiday regalia is required. Buy a Santa suit. Borrow a Santa suit. Make a Santa suit. Steal a Santa suit. If you're not into Santa, go with Mrs. Claus, Buddy the Elf, one of the Ho-Ho-Hoes, a Christmas Tree, Donny the Dancing Dreidel. Whatever floats your candy cane. Just don't wear your street clothes and a hat. Check out the wall photos if you need inspiration.

The first rule of Santa Con is that we do not talk about SantaCon.

Memorize the following responses to common questions.
Q: Who's in charge? -- Santa
Q: Who are you with? -- Santa
Q: What's this about? -- Ask Santa, he's over there.

Santa acts like Santa.

Be fun, be jolly, Ho-Ho-Ho it up. Singing is enthusiastically encouraged.

Bring cash.

Don't make your bartender try to run a tab for 200 people dressed like Santa. Keeping it cash-only all night will save you headaches. Be sure to tip your bartenders and servers!

Stuff your sack.

If you are inspired, bring gifts. Waikiki has kids on the street and we give them NICE gifts (NAUGHTY gifts are totally appropriate for grown-ups). We're all about spreading Holiday cheer while having a good time. Candy, little toys, and fun crap to hand out to all the non-Santas.


We're all mostly adults and know how stupid drunk driving is. Driving drunk while wearing a Santa suit is just asking to get pulled over. Call a car and get someone else to fly the sleigh.

Need more help?

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