Early December
Washington, DC
DC Area Burner Events
Event Description: 
Santarchy takes place in major cities all over the world involving tens of thousands of Santas. It is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious & non-sensical celebration of holiday cheer, goodwill, and fun. There is no good reason to dress up in cheap Santa suits, run around town, give gifts, sing songs, have strangers sit on our laps, and decide who is naughty or nice -- but it's a lot of fun -- so Santa does it anyway. Everyone loves Santa and Santa loves everyone! Santarchy is your chance to be Santa, so step up and be jolly. Santarchy DC took a new route this year on a spectacularly perfect sunny Saturday. Santa managed to secure tickets for dozens of Santas to go up in the Washington Monument, which only recently reopened to the public. It was a truly special experience, with Park Police melting their usual frosty demeanor. Santa always manages to have a great time and spread some holiday cheer. Santarchy DC has always been and will continue to be a free and family friendly event.