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A little outfit inspiration for Santacon

A little outfit inspiration for Santacon
December 05, 2013

This Saturday marks the sixth annual Santacon. But Father Christmas isn’t the only holiday character that deserves to be paraded around town.

Swigging Santas: Portland Santacon returns Dec 7

Swigging Santas: Portland Santacon returns Dec 7
December 03, 2013

Saturday marks the sixth annual Santacon in Portland. The “Santa convention” gathers fans of Father Christmas to celebrate the season and the man who makes it happen by collectively raising their glasses in no less than five local bars.

Embrace the holidays! 35 can’t-miss holiday events in Southern Maine

Embrace the holidays! 35 can’t-miss holiday events in Southern Maine
December 03, 2013

The Holidays are coming!
Don’t fight it. We mere humans are powerless against the kindness-engendering effects of Christmas. Besides, they once wrote a story about some old greedy dude who shirked holiday spirit for alone time and bottom line profits, and let me tell you, no one much liked him at all. So revel in the season, even if your way of reveling involves a bonfire, bar crawl, or cold-air sprint. We can all find something to get us into the spirit this December:

Santacon, Santa Surf & Sedaris: 8 things to do in Southern Maine this weekend

Santacon, Santa Surf & Sedaris: 8 things to do in Southern Maine this weekend
December 01, 2013

The theme this weekend (and perhaps for the next 20 days) is Santa. And while we’re used to a Santa who sits in a big chair at the mall all December while kindly pretending to give a hoot about our Christmas wishes, the Santas we’ll be seeing this weekend are, well, a more lively sort. Santacon, the annual Santa bar crawl, takes place in Portland on Saturday. And Surfriders is rounding up Santas on surfboards down in Kennebunkport. In Freeport, runners can dress up in holiday garb for a Santa-themed sprint through town. And you’re welcome to dress up as the big mad in red for any other weekend activities, like First Friday Art Walk, The Santaland Diaries, and any of the classic holiday festivals happening in towns around Southern Maine.

200+ Santas walk into a bar: Santacon

200+ Santas walk into a bar: Santacon
December 03, 2012

There’s no rest for the cheery this time of year. Santa’s working overtime to ensure his one night of worldwide present dispensing goes off without a hitch. It’s a joyful gig. But the stress sometimes keeps him up nights. Makes sense that he might choose to blow off some steam with an innocent bar crawl around town.

Santacon 2012 in Portland

Santacon 2012 in Portland
December 02, 2012

Santacon came to town on Saturday. Hundreds of Santas, reindeer, elves, a wise man, a snowman, a gingerbread man and…

Portland Santacon 2012

November 27, 2012

Saturday marks the fifth Santacon in Portland. The “Santa convention” gathers fans of Father Christmas to celebrate the season and the man who makes it happen by collectively raising their glasses in no less than six local bars.

Santacon 2011

Santacon 2011
December 15, 2011

The Santas of Maine came out it force (along with plenty of reindeer, elves, a lamp, a few Christmas trees…

O Come, all ye faithful (specifically those willing to wear faux beards and Santa suits): Santacon Portland

O Come, all ye faithful (specifically those willing to wear faux beards and Santa suits): Santacon Portland
December 01, 2011

‘Twas 21 days before Christmas, and all through the Old Port, some creatures were stirring – a fat, jolly sort.
The brewpubs and bars had been opened with care, in the hopes that kind drinkers soon would be there.