We learned a few things about Santa over the weekend:

• He gets carded, just like everyone else.
• He and the Easter Bunny really are friends.
• He’s not picky about beer: Miller, Heineken, Amstel Light. Whatever. He’ll drink it.

Our thanks to LaSalle Power Co. for allowing us to observe Santa—or, rather, oodles of Santas—up close and personal this past Saturday. The River North bar and venue served as the final stop on this year’s SantaCon Chicago pub crawl and merry-making tour, and our photographer was there when the gaggle of red suits settled in for a much-needed nip. Browse our photos below-ho-ho.


Photography: Jeff Schear