Hundreds of revellers dressed as Father Christmas took to the streets of London on Saturday to celebrate the annual Santacon Christmas parade.
Santacon is described on the event page’s website as: “A non-proﬁt, non-political, non-religious and non-sensical Christmas parade that traditionally takes place in London one Saturday every December.
“There’s no particular reason to dress up in Santa suits, run around, give gifts, sing songs, have strangers sit on our laps and decide who is naughty or nice.
“But it’s a lot of fun so Santa does it anyway.”
Planned routes allow participants to hit a number of pubs on the way through the city and a sea of red and white has been sweeping through London since this morning.
Pictures from today’s event show partygoers dancing in the street, swigging from cans and wrestling with one another.
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Santacon takes place in hundreds of towns and cities around the world, including New York and Moscow.