Santacon, the yearly gathering of drunk people in Santa Claus costumes, will feature a lot less red velvet and a whole lot more pasty white this year. An offshoot of the main Santacon flashmob/bar hop group is looking to nab the Guinness Book record for the World's Largest Gathering of Naked Santas, thanks to San Francisco's longstanding history of tolerating nakedness and the fact that all the other Santa-related records were already taken. But what is Santa without his fuzzy red suit, you might wonder? The organizers explain the rules:

  • You have to be naked, but CAN and SHOULD be at least wearing a Santa hat. Boots/boot covers and gloves are also OK. Otherwise, it's Full Monty or nuthin'
  • No Elves, No Reindeer, etc. San Francisco LOVE's all Santacon revelers, but Guinness will be strict about the "Santa" requirement.
  • You'll have to sign some paperwork with your name, address and email and an OK to take your photo, that's part of the Guinness rules too.
  • We might add that you should probably bring a towel.

    Anyhow, if you've got a Santa hat and the desire to make nude Santa history, you'll want to keep an eye on the event's Facebook page. The Santas will jiggle together like a bowl full of jelly on December 10th, but the secret location won't be announced until the day before.

    Meanwhile, clothed and/or alcoholic Santas will want to review the event details for the main shindig, which will also sweep the city with whimsy and merrymaking on December 10th.

    Hat tip: Uptown Almanac