Santarchy 2013 rang in the holidays with costumers cavorting through Pioneer Square, Downtown and Capitol Hill in their festivus finery on Saturday, carrying on a tradition that started almost 20 years ago with the first-ever SantaCon in San Francisco. Since then the event has spread to 321 locations in 44 countries around the world.
Thousands did their most to paint the town red, creating a mob of merry in the run-up to Christmas. Many held signs like "Fuck Chestnuts, I'm gettin' Roasted," and "I think, therefore I Ho," while some opted to fill their hands with whiskey (or, uh, Listerine) instead.
More photos below, full slideshow here.