Before we dive into Christmas in NYC, I have an important annoucement:
Lee and Jordie’s recent Gingerbread Games video went viral on the world wide web. They made it on Vulture, Flavorwire, and Yahoo News! Lee has finally achieved fame! I’m so proud of them!!
And while those two loons were becoming internet famous, I was busy attending SantaCon 2012 with 30K obnoxious New Yorkers all dressed in Santa costumes.
My excitement started out strong.
We left the opening ceremonies when an out-of-sight megaphone announced “Santa is migrating to the West Village.” By 11:00am, dancing began.
When we could dance no longer, we moved on to Times Square. At this juncture, two Santa-themed chants were popularized:
“SANTA TO THE [tickets booth] STAIRS” and “HO… HO… HO…”
By 1:00pm, energy levels were waning.
By the end of the day, I had dined in three restaurants, helped a friend move to Brooklyn, and attended a Broadway show, all while wearing my Santa suit. No one even batted an eye.