There were two locations for the Santas to meet at the start of yesterday’s NYC Santa Con 2011 – one in lower Manhattan and one in The Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn.
It was such a lovely morning I decided to go to Brooklyn. (Grimaldi’s Pizza, anyone?)
When I got off the subway, I looked around, and decided it would be a safe bet to follow these couple of red-dressed individuals.
When I arrived at the waterfront, I noticed a few more.
There’s no cheerier site than Santas under The Brooklyn Bridge!
Before I could say “HO HO HO”, there were many, many Santas.
Of course, Mr & Mrs Santa were there:
Here are 2 other Santas (or maybe Santa’s Helpers?):
I saw a mother and her young child hurry past – the mother was covering her child’s eyes with her hands. I couldn’t tell if the Santas were being somewhat too rowdy for the child to witness, or if the mother simply did not want to answer the inevitable questions about so many Santas.
This Santa had his Naughty List handy:
as well as his Nice List:
Here are three other Santas:
And The Bling Santas:
Some unique girl Santas:
and some unique boy Santas:
After I took a break from photographing Santas, and I rode Jane’s Carousel for only 2$
Ate pizza at Grimaldi’s (YUM!)
and walked across The Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan.
I stopped by City Hall, where there was a MASSIVE congregation of Santas.
There were even a couple of Santa Protesters.
As well as The Easter Bunny!
And The Gingersnap Man with The Cookie Monster.
Everyone was feeling the love!
I’d say it was a very successful Santa Con 2011.
I got home very happy, very full and very exhausted!