Making Merry at SantaCon

SantaCon is an international fundraiser pub crawl started in San Francisco in 1994. The Eureka SantaCon is raising money for Food For People.

SantaCon is an international fundraiser pub crawl started in San Francisco in 1994. The Eureka SantaCon is raising money for Food For People. [All photos by Mark McKenna]

Did you see a lot of folks dressed extra Christmassy in Eureka today? They might have been part of SantaCon. This international series of …uh…bar crawls is designed to make merry and raise money for various causes. The one in Eureka today raised money for Food for People.

If you didn’t get to see these folks, here’s your chance in the following photos.

Kenny Carswell saw a Facebook event for the Eureka SantaCon and decided to attend.

Kenny Carswell saw a Facebook event for the Eureka SantaCon and decided to attend.

Eureka SantaCon Coordinator Steven Porter, second from right, takes a shot of Rumplemintz at the Shanty in Eureka. The pub crawl’s first stop.

Heading from the Shanty to the second stop, Steve and Dave’s.

Steve and Dave’s bartender Collette Crain gets drinks ready for SantaCon participants. Crain said her Christmas hoodie arrived yesterday.

Playing pool at Steve and Dave’s in Eureka.

Raul Rojas… er…Santa laughs with a friend at Steve and Dave’s.

Cheers from Josh Barry and Andy Schuler who were participating in their second SantaCon.

Josh Barry and Andy Schuler, who were participating in their second SantaCon, stop to take a withie on the waterfront.

Santas are reflected in Steven Porter’s glasses.

Left to right: Steven Porter, Amos Sobol, and Meredith Baku stroll along the boardwalk.

SantaCon passed through the Lost Coast Brewery on their way to the Double A Lounge.

Tracy Dorgan laughs after retrieving a candy cane from her beer.

SantaCon participants pose with Santa at the gazebo in Eureka.

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