Running With The Santa’s Saturday Was More Like A slow, hot walk

It was a balmy 65F out on Saturday for the  Running of the Santas annual trek. This year’s “Running of the Santas” has
a new “South Pole” at Lolies Ale House (formerly McFadden’s) which is
located at 461 N. 3rd Street. Last year’s festivities attracted more
than 8,000 revelers, and event organizers encourage this year’s
partygoers to sport their most creative and out of the box holiday
costumes. Philadelphia’s signature Christmastime event will kick off at 10:00 a.m. from the “South Pole” at Lolies where merrymakers will prepare for the famed three block “fun run” at 5:00 p.m. to the “North Pole” located at the Electric Factory. 

The later run this year at 5PM, was dark and not so ideal. Hopefully they’ll move it back to 4PM next year.

Although I’m sure the event attracted more than 10,000 people, I don’t think they broke any records for the run

 Which soon turned into a trot
 then a walk
 and a few stumbles
 It was too warm out
 and Santa suits are hot
I guess I was expecting some people to
wear less clothes because of the balmy weather.
Chicago last week

A portion of the proceeds
will benefit the Ellie Koerner Leukemia Foundation. The mission of the
Ellie Koerner Leukemia Foundation is to provide assistance to families
who struggle to care for a loved one suffering from leukemia. For more
information on the Ellie Koerner Leukemia Foundation, please visit

Barely retired one year,

Mr. Greengenes  held their first Reunion Show at the Electric Factory at the end of the Running With The Santa’s. I think a lot of santa’s were already in place and skipped the run.

“Running of the Santas” is
the premier holiday season event which started in 1998 in the streets
of downtown Philadelphia when 40 close friends decided to suit up in
holiday costumes and go bar hopping. More than a decade and a half
later, the “Running of the Santas” event has grown across the world with more than 20 host cities from New Orleans to the shores of New Zealand.

I took this at Geno’s around midnight

A video posted by Philly ChitChat (@phillychitchat) on Dec 12, 2015 at 2:18pm PST

If you look closely you can see a girls head pop up from the bushes after a bathroom break, staying classy Philly