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SantaCon Nets Over 400 Toys for WNY Children

SantaCon Buffalo 2014 turned out to be one of the best years for the event to date. Organizers are estimating that between 650-700 Santas, elves, reindeer, polar bears, etc. turned out for the event, which ended up netting over 400 new toys for children in Buffalo this holiday season.

This was the fourth year that organizers put on the event, and it looks as if the charitable affair is becoming a heated gathering for folks looking to have a good time, while contributing to a good cause. “We have MAJOR plans for our 5th annual SantaCon in 2015,” said Karina Lopez of KC You There Event Management. “And we can’t wait to share the news! We took it upon ourselves to make sure the event was well maintained and had an amazing charitable component attached. We’re proud of the continued support of attendees (of all ages, not just “millennials”). Liberty Cab provided gift cards for Santas to get home safely – this is a jolly event, after all!”

If approximately 650 SantaCon characters showed up for the event, and over 400 toys were procured from the participants, that means that there were only about 200 naughty Santas this year. Not a bad ratio. Next year I expect even more participants, more sponsors, more toys and a few more bars included in the venue line-up.

Santa Convention (SantaCon) was founded in 1994 and is celebrated in over 200 cities and 29 countries. In four years the momentum in Buffalo has been growing, and will continue to do so as long as there are social people out there who like getting dressed up in holiday attire and partying in Downtown Buffalo.

Until SantaCon comes around again next year, you can follow the turn of events at the organization’s Facebook page.

This year’s event was sponsored by Labatt, Southern Comfort and Liberty Cab. Here are a few of the images that have surfaced from the event.

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Written by queenseyes

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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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