If you see dozens of Santas marching in downtown D.C. this afternoon, you're not seeing things. "Santarchy" is back in the District.
Santarchy DC 2011 will begin at 1 p.m. at the carousel on the National Mall and bring the holiday spirit - and their disdain for bad holiday parties - through the streets of Washington.
On their website, organizers describe Santarchy as a "non-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-sensical" celebration. The rules are simple - be jolly, don't whine, don't throw coal at the White house - and a mandatory Santa-esque dress code is in effect.
The participants are also quick to point out that that they're not protesters, since Santa is a-political.