Sunday, 11 December 2016

SantaCon London #mysundayphoto #LDNSantacon

SantaCon London 2016


I dunno. You wait all year for Santa then thousands arrive at once.......

Travelling on the Northern Line yesterday I was amazed to see carriage upon carriage stuffed with Santas, mostly with American accents. I presumed it was a Uni jape but asked the (more than slightly merry) Santa opposite me what the reason was for the influx of FC's and he answered "SantaCon."

Never heard of it but apparently its a global "thing" which started in the States where people dress up as Santa and parade to a fixed point. I gather usually there is sometimes fundraising involved, usually drinking and always lots of red suits and merriment.

Yesterday I read online that in London hundreds of Santa's converged from five start points taking part in what is described as "non-profit, non-political, non-religious and nonsensical" parade.

I for one applaud it - in these times when it's all too easy to be dragged down by world events and the stress of life which can be worse for many at this time of year, it was very nice to smile at several sizzled Santas on the tube.





Photalife

10 comments:

  1. I bet you were in your element with your camera! Sounds like something really fun too! Would have loved to have seen the entire parade together! :D #sundayphoto

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  2. Haha this looks brilliant fun. I bet they made everyone smile

    Thank you for linking up

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  3. I've never heard of this - but it looks like fantastic fun!

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  4. Wow that must have been a great uplifting sight. Thank you for sharing x

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    1. There were some confused children on the train though.

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