Everyone's favorite holiday-themed charity drive/drink-a-thon hit the streets today when Santacon came to town. Hundreds of costumed revelers donned their gayest apparel for the annual Christmas-time costume romp, which also doubles as a canned food drive. Starting at 10 am at five different rallying points in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and New Jersey (sorry Manattan and the Bronx), Santas toured the city before converging on Washington Square Park this afternoon — perhaps prompting NYPD to send this out over the police scanner: "MANHATTAN *DISORDERLY GROUP* WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK / THOMPSON ST (6-PCT) PD CALLING A LEVEL-1 MOBILIZATION TO THE SCENE IN REGARDS TO A LARGE DISORDERLY GROUP AT THE LOCATION."
Let's hope everything turned out okay, because according to rules posted on the Santacon website, "Santa doesn't get arrested."
Updated: With more photos!