Fil-Ams get jolly at Santacon in NYC

NEW YORK CITY – Times Square is looking a lot like the North Pole.

Thousands of Santas turned up for the annual Santacon in New York City.

According to its website, Santacon is a charitable, non-commercial, non-political, nonsensical Santa Claus convention that happens once a year for absolutely no reason.

Fil-Am reveler from San Diego, Alexandra Tuazon said, “Jesus is the reason for the season and don’t you forget it, it’s all about having fun, and enjoying each other’s company having the best time ever and loving your family.”

From a jolly Frankenstein Santa to this Star Wars Santa family, revelers also dressed up in their creative Christmas-themed costumes aside from jolly old St. Nick’s traditional red and white.

First time Santacon-goer Fil-Am Danielle Francisco came all the way from Boston, Mass. just to take part in this year’s Santacon festivities.

“It’s kind of magical, I mean, everyone celebrating Christmas became creative with their costumes. It’s crazy,” said Francisco.

New York City resident Jacqueline Truong said, “I think it’s a chance for people to get in the holiday spirit, just be together. New York City is a place where you just walk past everyone. So this is a chance for you to just get together and have fun.”

If you missed this year’s Santacon pub crawl, there’s always next year to experience this holiday event.

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