Now that Thanksgiving is over its time to start the mad dash towards Christmas. Preparing for this holiday usually means shopping, stressing out about the in-laws coming to visit and deciding how to put up the Christmas lights.

To many of my fellow 20-somethings, Christmas means SantaCon because nothing prepares you for the holidays better than a red velvet suit and some liquor.

The Seattle SantaCon Pub Crawl is back and we can’t wait to see what’s in store this year. If the flash mobs, DJ’s, live band and games aren’t enough to rope you in, the costume contest surely will.

For those already planning on attending SantaCon, you may be thinking, how do I make a Santa costume creative enough to win a contest?

Here’s some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:


Let it all hang out


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Bring your own ride


Never underestimate the power of candy canes

candy cane santa

The Pub Crawl will begin at 11am on December 12th at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Seattle.

How are you going to make your Santa costume stand out at SantaCon 2015?

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