Hurling Pillows, Singing Carols and Drinking All the Way, Santas Rampage Through Dallas

Santa finds a friend at the Pegasus Plaza Christmas tree.
Santa finds a friend at the Pegasus Plaza Christmas tree.
Patrick Michels

Dozens of Santas crawled the downtown pubs Saturday night, taking over watering holes from Victory Park through the West End and Main Street and out to Expo Park. Along the way, they staged a pillow fight, sang Christmas carols and hula-hooped on the sidewalks.

Most in this year's Dallas Santa Rampage came in a full red-and-white suit but quickly let their fake beards hang loose around their necks. One came in full riot gear with knee pads and a helmet, while others took even more liberties with the Santa theme, including at least one pirate, a Yeti and a Jesus.

At Pegasus Plaza, the Santas shouted Christmas songs, drew a chalk outline of one on the sidewalk and overran Uncle Vinny's hot dog cart, before catching DART to Fair Park. Outside Pizza Lounge at Expo Park, they hula-hooped, danced and drummed, before gathering up any Santas still standing and moving on for portrait sessions with Hal Samples and dancing at Excuses.

We've got more photos from the Santa walk here in a slide show.


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