SantaCon returns to downtown Newport today.

Newport, RI – Hundreds of “Santas” will take to the streets of Newport again this December 8th to take part in the annual event known as SantaCon.

SantaCon is a free to attend non-commercial, non-political, nonsensical Santa Claus convention that happens once a year for charity. It’s a mass gathering where people dress in Santa Claus costumes or as other Christmas / Holiday characters and parade throughout Newport and several cities around the world.

This year, SantaCon Newport will be participating in a “Toys for Tots Drive”, along with other fundraising activities to raise money for another local charity – which will be named later. This is a free to attend event but each Santa is required to bring an unwrapped toy or two for the drive!

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The schedule for the day will be released closer to the date. The Facebook Event currently has the event scheduled from 11:45 am to 8 pm. For more details and updates, follow SantaCon Newport 2018 on Facebook.


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