When I attended my first SantaCon in New York City, I had no idea what to wear. Sure, everyone dresses up for it, but what do people actually wear. Santa Costumes? Ugly Sweaters? Onesies? The answer....all three. Pictured below is what I wore my first year at SantaCon....and sometimes I still wear my ugly sweater because it's SO warm and in the right setting (such as at the Union Square Christmas Market).
| Ugly Christmas Sweater (see more options below) | Black Fluffy Scarf | Tan Knit Hat (similar hat)| Black lululemon Leggings | adidas Sneakers |
For more information about SantaCon, <-- click the link to find info on which cities are participating in SantaCon (NYC is one of them), the purpose behind the event, safety tips, etc.
Need help to decide what to wear? I created a guide below with links to all the outfits to get you ready for SantaCon in your city!
If you want to go with the classic SantaCon look, dress up looking like Santa!
Santa Wig & Beard
Christmas Red Santa Costume Velour Cloak With Boot Covers For Women
Ugly sweaters can be found at many retailers, at all difference price points. I recommend not spending more than $50 on a sweater. You don't want to get a sweater that has cheap material because it can cause you to feel itchy against your skin.
Here are some of my favorite ugly sweaters this season:
Pizza Ugly Sweater
Snoopy Men's Light It Up Holiday Sweater
Not ready to commit to a heavy costume? These tee's are perfect to get into the holiday spirit with little commitment!
Santa Elf Christmas Sweatshirt
Big Trex Ugly Sweater
The Tree Isn't the Only Thing Getting Lit Ugly T-Shirt
Santa Butt Crack T-Shirt
This option I am expecting to be popular this year from how many different types of onesies are on the market compared to past years. Retailers have been getting VERY creative with onesies! My girl friends and I are planning on going with matching onesies this year to change it up (compared to last year)!
Candy Cane Onesie
Gingerbread Man Onesie
If you're wearing an ugly sweater, or not planning to wear the hood of your onesie, definitely buy some accessories! Best spots to go to Dollar Tree, Amazon or Michael's.
Happy Holidays, everyone!