The Union Square Gathering, Of The 2016 Santacon, An Annual Pub Crawl, In San Francisco, California

Lots Of Umbrellas
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The gathering took place in San Francisco's Union Square under a pouring rain. Many of those gathering took shelter under umbrellas.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:13:26 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0532
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Rain wear Too
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In addition to umbrellas, folks also wore rain wear. Some wore rain coats, while others wore temporary rain ponchos.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:14:11 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0535
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Pointed At Phone
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One fellow was busy with information displayed on his phone. A man next to him pointed at the phone as if to express an opinion about it.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:14:46 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0542
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Took Shelter
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Police, Santas, and a photographer all took shelter under the awning of a ticket selling store.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:15:15 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0545
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Coordinated Colors
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Some umbrellas were color coordinated with the outfit worn. Others, as here, did not match, but then neither did they clash.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:15:45 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0551
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Sunglasses In The Rain
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One fellow wore reflective sunglasses in the rain. His sunglasses reflected the scene immediately surrounding him.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:15:50 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0553
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Fancy Umbrellas
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A dramatic mustard and black umbrella covered a plain black one. Another umbrella was blue and cream checkered which matched the backpack.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:16:17 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0556
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Santa Island
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A separate island of Santas gathered in the pathway below the main plaza of Union Square. They acted as if they were a separate group.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:17:00 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0561
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Gifts
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A Santa with a low belt, and a Mrs. Santa carried toys to donate. The donation receptacle was not readily evident.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:17:08 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0562
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Energy Drink
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A Santa was guzzling energy drinks to prepare for the evening ahead. Next to him, a Mrs. Santa carried a Christmas Tree purse complete with ornaments and a gold star.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:20:16 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0584
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With Football
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An umbrella-less couple stood in the rain with a gift football to donate.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:20:09 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0586
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Many Santas Few Beards
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Many Santas gathered as the rain began to ease. Of all the Santas in this shot, only two wore fake beards.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:29:50 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0607
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Late To The Gathering
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A Santa and Mrs. Santa walked up Sutter Street on the way to the gathering in Union Square. They were late.


The Union Square Gathering   •  Of The 2016 Santacon external link San Francisco   •  Union Square internal link San Francisco internal link California internal link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:35:00 Saturday 10 December 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 19 December 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #X16_0610
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