It's a constant source of amazement to me how my love of booze can completely alter my perception of a given activity. For example, if you were to say to me, "Hey Alex, want to join a giant group of people who dress up like Santa and walk around?", I might suspect that you were trying to trick me into attending a Michele Bachmann campaign rally or something. However, if you were to pitch me the exact same event, but then add, "Oh, and we'll be drinking heavily throughout," I'd already be shopping for a Santa hat.
Luckily, the latter describes SantaCon, which went down in cities across the world over the weekend including Downtown L.A.
[all photos via Colin Young-Wolff/LA Weekly]