Every December, about 17,000 people gather on the streets of San Francisco for what has become one of the city's preeminent drinking holidays: SantaCon.
On this episode of Bay Curious we dig into the 1994 origins of this event, which has spread from San Francisco to cities around the globe.
Prefer to read than listen? Here's the web version.
Reported by Sonia Paul, who first wrote about SantaCon for Harper's Magazine. Produced by Jessica Placzek. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Katie McMurran, Paul Lancour and Ryan Levi. Additional support from Julie Caine, Suzie Racho, Ethan Lindsey and David Weir. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller.