Santacon Mania Sweeps NYC Streets

Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country -- including New York -- before Christmas.

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New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus gather in Washington Square Park during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009.
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus celebrate during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus dance in Washington Square Park during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus gather outside a bar during the annual Santacon.
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Santa Clauses wait to purchase MetroCards.
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus celebrate during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus gather inside a bar during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus gather in Washington Square Park during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009.
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus dance in Penn Station during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus ride the subway during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Santacon in Washington Square Park.
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus walk past the Empire State Building.
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus celebrate during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus celebrate during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New Yorkers dressed as Santa Claus celebrate during the annual Santacon event December 12, 2009 in New York City. Santacon is a mass gathering of revelers dressed as Santa who take to the streets in cities across the country before Christmas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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