Santa and Friends Make the Rounds Including Local Night Spots

Everyone needs a break, even Santa

John Palminteri, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Senior Reporter, johnp1250@aol.com
POSTED: 07:11 PM PST Dec 09, 2013    UPDATED: 07:13 PM PST Dec 09, 2013 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

When it comes to making the rounds, Santa knows how to do it better than almost anyone. Over the weekend, a group of Santas made the rounds in a different way.

They hit some of Santa Barbara's night spots with a strolling caravan of 25-30 Santas, a few dressed as Mrs. Claus, a gingerbread man, and an elf.

We caught up with them at Joe's Cafe spreading the holiday cheer, and enjoying it themselves at the same time.

The group has gathered during the holiday season for years, and often surprise guests at restaurants and bars.

Many posed for pictures, gave out a rolling, "Ho, ho, ho..." and moved on for the night.