SantaCon Hayward


About SantaCon

2018 is the 24th anniversary of SantaCon! The first one was in San Francisco in 1994.


What is it? It's a convention of santas - groups of men & women dressed as Santa.


Why? Because it's fun.


Where is it? Downtown Hayward 10/26/1029 - ZOMBIECON



A SantaCon is simply a gathering of people dressed as Santa and if it's open to the public we'll list it here on

Traditionally, SantaCon is free to attend, however, some events have costs that need to be covered and the organizers ask for a contribution. Others are held in support of a good cause and also have a mandatory contribution. 

SantaCon Hayward supports the Hayward Animal Shelter, and funds from the event, as well as corporate sponsorships, help the shelter and the animals.

Every year some of our longer term residents are sponsored by SantaCon Hayward, to lower the adoption cost, and get them out of the shelter into "Fur"ever homes. 



Learn more here

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