Wellington City's Inaugral Santarchy Parade
Saint Nicotine, Santarchist
Santarchist Saint Nicotine today announced that a Santarchy parade will be held in Wellington city this year, continuing an unstoppable movement that is now spreading throughout the country.
Santarchy is a strange phenomenon that has been occurring each December for the last 7 years in major metropolitan areas around the world in which cacophonist Santas have been taking to the streets and generating non-specific Yuletide naughtiness. This Christmas season it is coming to Wellington.
"Santarchy is about having a bit of fun and simultaneously dismantling the public image of a consumerist Father Christmas," said Saint Nic'. "We get a bunch of people together wearing cheap santa suits and just doing crazy stuff that people wouldn't usually associate with Father Christmas such as binge drinking, causing trouble in shopping malls, visiting strip clubs, going clubbing and just doing general crazy shit."
"It should be emphasised, however, that the aim is to be mischievous but not to be illegal and anything we do is for a purpose. That purpose is to dismantle Santa Claus as a cultural icon and figure of festivity who merely encourages consumption."
Saint Nic' points out that these days Christmas is more about prompted buying rather than giving. "Furthermore, the Santa myth encourages parents to lie to their children, puts stress on lower socioeconomic demographics, and engrains an attitude of greed within the young."
The Wellington parade will begin at 3pm on Parliament lawn this Saturday 22nd and will pass through Manners Mall at 8pm. Visits will be made to shops, liquor outlets, night clubs and strip bars along Lambton Quay, Manners Mall and Cuba Mall. For more information contact Saint Nic' on 021 112 8463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Saturday 22 December,
3pm - 3am
Location: Wellington City
Commencing at The Beehive 3pm and passing through Manners Mall at 8pm
Cost: Santa suits are $19.95 from The Warehouse
Phone 04 388 9152
Mobile 021 138 0283