In previous years the event was cloaked in secrecy, with meet up locations and times a carefully guarded secret. However, for 2013 organizers decided to open the event to the public, with a Facebook group to help organize the would-be Clauses.
The event began around 2 p.m. as decked-out "Santa Krewes" trickled into downtown, posing for photos at Pack Square or grabbing a brew on the Santa-filled Amazing Pubcycle. The revelry continued into the night with several bars, including Ben's Tune-Up, designating themselves Santa-friendly gathering spots.
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