STAMFORD - People clad in Santa costumes packed the streets of Stamford today for the sixth annual SantaCon.

A dozen bars and restaurants around the city offered drink specials to anyone dressed up as Santa Claus, elves or other Christmas icons.

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The venues involved in the event are donating some of the profits to Toys for Tots and other charities.

SantaCon participants say the event is organized and advertised almost entirely on Facebook, and hundreds of people partake in the holiday fun.