Santa Swarm

With Christmas just weeks away, we imagine that Jolly ol’ Saint Nick is feeling the pressure of his workshop pushed to its limits. Kris Kringle then has a good reason to slip away to join the festive mob of merry-makers that will gather for Santarchy on Saturday, December 8.

The annual Christmas-themed bar crawl kicks off at Dos Gringos in Old Town Scottsdale with partiers donning the red-and-white duds of everyone’s favorite Arctic gift-giver. Santa definitely has a posse, so expect many a Mrs. Claus, elf, and reindeer, too. Lest you think that Santarchy is just about landing squarely on the naughty list, new and unwrapped toys will be collected for Toys For Tots before revelers head out to wreak holiday havoc on foot.

Sat., Dec. 8, 6 p.m., 2012
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Jose Gonzalez