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“I went santacon For two years,” Brooklyn 15-year-old Sophie told Granthshala 5, Monday, “and I had fun but I couldn’t participate when I was under 21.”


So in January 2021, Sophie suggested to her father that they make a eleven cones, geared toward underage participants, swapping all those adult s’mores at those bars for a cafe-crawl’s worth of frothy cups of cocoa.

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Sophie said, “Come up with all your elf’s fantasies.”

Elf Con founder and Chief Elf encourages anyone interested to meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 12 at Union Square Park for the inaugural Elf Con.

“If you donate $10 to elfcon.org,” she said, “you can get an elf passport and if you complete the elf passport, you get a special prize.”

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Proceeds go toward two charities: The Trevor Project, which is dedicated to suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, and the Making Headway Foundation, which supports families of children diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors.
“It’s going to be a good time,” Sophie said of Sunday’s crawl.

At what location and how many hot chocolate establishments Elf Con plans to visit, it remains a mystery. “We can’t release it yet, but we’ll be releasing all cocoa places in the coming days,” Sophie said.

Elf Con doesn’t want to give away or frame SantaCon as some sloppy, street-wandering embarrassing day, but instead, giving those very young ones more age-appropriate, healthier alternatives to the hundreds of spirited Saints. wants to give.

“When I went to Santacon,” Sophie said, “I wished I could do something in the meantime when I wasn’t at the bar. I hope it’s fun for all the kids and their families.”