SantaCon turns Thornton Park into a wasted winter wonderland this weekend


  • Photo by Ryan Glaze
The annual horde of Santas descends on Thornton Park this weekend for this year’s iteration of SantaCon. The easiest way to not let SantaCon ruin your day if you have to go to or through Thornton Park on Saturday is to throw on a Santa suit and get jolly-faced with all of your co-Santas. Or you can spend another year complaining. The Ghost of Christmas Future would want you to do the former.

11 a.m. Saturday; Thornton Park District, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free;


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