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SantaCon Takes Over Union Square and San Francisco Bars

Neighborhood eateries and bars were bathed in a sea of red when SantaCon a gathering of people dressed as the jolly fellow — returned to San Francisco Saturday.

Another year of SantaCon fills up Union Square, eatiers and neighborhood bars. (Dec. 10, 2016) - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The pub crawl lasted from noon to 12 a.m. and caught some BART and Caltrain riders by surprise.

Well this will be a FUN train. #santacon #drunksantaseverywhere #FML ��

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Aside from packed public transportation stops, Santa Clauses could be seen shopping, having coffee, walking their dog — also dressed as Santa Claus — and eating at any of the local stops along the route:

Another year of SantaCon fills up Union Square, eatiers and neighborhood bars. (Dec. 10, 2016) - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

 

 

Santa groups fill up a pizza stop on Polk Street. (Dec. 10, 2016) - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

 

 

Another year of SantaCon fills up Union Square, eatiers and neighborhood bars. (Dec. 10, 2016) - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

 

 

Another year of SantaCon fills up Union Square, eatiers and neighborhood bars. (Dec. 10, 2016) - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Organizers also asked that participants bring a new, unwrapped toy for the San Francisco Fire Department Toys Drive.

Donations for the annual toy collection can still be made at any San Francisco firehouse, online or by mail at San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program, 1139 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103.

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