Thousands of men and women in Santa suits have taken to the streets of New York City to bring some good cheer, be a little naughty and donate food for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Saturday marked the annual SantaCon in Manhattan, an all-day party in which carousing Santas and companions in reindeer and elf costumes move from bar to bar singing, acting silly and sometimes drinking to excess.
Participants are also asked to donate at least two non-perishable food items. Last year, the New York City event also raised $10,00 for the Toys for Tots program, a fact advertised on the event's website with the notation that, "Your drinking helps kids."
There were SantaCon stops planned for dozens of bars in Manhattan and Brooklyn.