Christmas is still ten days away, but don't be surprised if you see Santa today. Actually, Santas. Lots and lots of Santas.
That's because today is Santacon day. Thousands of San Franciscans will be costuming it up and ho-ho-hopping their way from bar to bar around the city.
This year, there are six official routes, all starting in Union Square. One of the routes passes down Market Street, up Church, and into the Lower Haight. Santas will make their way from Nickies to Noc Noc to Molotov's to Danny Coyle's, spreading cheer and guzzling beer. It's always quite a scene, and this year should be no different.
If you participate in today's festivities, come back here and let us know how it goes. That is, when you're sober enough to type again...