SantaCon Chicago
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This is the festival for the big guy who's got it all. At this ninth-annual gathering of Santa Clauses, veterans mix with newcomers at "the largest gathering of Santas in Chicago," according to an announcement. "We'll start in the loop and hit up some great bars and Chicago landmarks like the Art Institute and The Bean. You're going to have to ho-ho-HOLD that pose to capture all the crazy moments with your camera phone. Tweet to #SantaSelfie and #SantaConChi! A $10 donation buys guests a wristband (four-packs are $30 when buying in advance online at www.santavp.org). All proceeds go to the local charity Santa for the Very Poor, which provides food, clothes and toys for needy families. Wristbands get guests quick entry at participating bars, which will be offering drink specials, raffles and costume contests for those with wristbands.