"You've got to look the part," as the saying goes – and the part you are playing is: Santa! (Other favourite Christmas characters – elves, reindeer, wise men– are welcome, too.)

If you want to look like Santa, here are some Dos and Don'ts:

Do
Wear a full-on Santa costume of some kind. At a minimum, that means red with white trim. Please see the Santa suits page for some good deals from Amazon.
Do Not
Wear a Santa hat with jeans and a sweater. That's not enough to qualify for SantaCon.
Do
Think about layering. Your "Sexy Santa" dress will really help us get service at the bars – but don't expect to walk with the group while wearing it under a brown overcoat. Consider a red coat and boots with some fluffy white trim (and a Santa hat) .
Do Not
Expect to spend a lot of time sitting. The bars will be packed, too. This is shoe advice.
Do Consider that your cash and your phone must go somewhere. Many prêt-à-porter Santa suits don't have pockets. We won't say any more about what to wear under your Santa kit.