Saturday morning brought us mild sunny weather after a below-freezing week — and an unusual encounter. My friend Wendy and I sat in front of Prospect Perk gabbing over morning coffee when something caught our eyes— small groups of people dressed as Santa Claus marched up Flatbush converging towards Vanderbilt Aveneue. It was a spectacle reminiscent of the Christmas scene from "City of Lost Children."
The person next to us said it was an event called SantaCon. I've always found Santa a bit scary, although these herds of migrating Santas and helper elves were quite entertaining. Moments such as this remind me why I live in Brooklyn. Of course I didn't have my camera on me, I was on my way to drop off laundry. This photo above was re-appropriated from Brooklynian.com, contributed by message board moderator Carnivore.