Photo by myself at the West 4th subway station, in the Village.
Saturday happened to be SantaCon, 2011. Above, the reindeer must have had the night off, so Santa purchased a Metrocard to ride the subway.
Short for 'Santa Convention', SantaCon takes place each year in a different outdoor location in the city. People in Santa, elf and reindeer costumes assemble outside, then go from bar to bar.
Santas also bring food to be donated to those less fortunate. So there is a good cause beyond all the revelry and alcohol intake, ha.
This year's SantaCon took place in New York near the Financial District in Manhattan and near Brooklyn Bridge Park. This year, the day was also observed in 225 other cities, worldwide.
Related posts: Leaving the Santa Convention, in the East Village, Santas on Parade, in Washington Square Park, and Happy Christmas All, from the Village.