Santasexual -- or is it Hipster Claus? -- comes to RiNo

Yup, the hipsters took over the North Pole and gave everybody's favorite big ol' stocking stuffer a makeover with a trim waist, hipsterific scarf and lumbersexual beard and boots. Now he's coming to RiNo's The Source on Sat. Dec. 19 to take selfies with you and your loved ones, just in time for those last-second, ironic holiday cards.

The pics will be clicked by Jennifer Olson Photography at The Source, where, "A young attractive man you can call Chris . . . or Nick . . . will visit the artisan market hall to take photos with those who know that Santa is actually a well-groomed bearded man who rides a bike, drinks sour beer, grinds his own coffee beans, and grills only local grass-fed beef," the studio says. "He keeps his Arctic Circle address, but lives just down the street in RiNo, in a loft, of course, moonlighting as an engineer at a neighboring tech company. On Saturday, he will sport his favorite sharp non-trad tapered pants and tailored coat, a V neck, a scarf and his Red Wings boots, plus a selection of trendy red-accented hats."

'Tis the season of giving and you know RiNo's Hipster Santa believes in good causes. So in a millennial way visitors can help him give back. For every selfie taken with and posted to social media with the hashtag #RiNoHipsterSanta, The Source will donate $1 to Slow Food Denver, an in-house nonprofit that advocates for local food and farming policy.

So don ye now your gay apparel or favorite bad Christmas sweater and come down to The Source on Saturday between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to get photos with RiNo Hipster Santa. Brunch date with mistletoe mimosas, anyone?

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Chris is a Denver-based freelance writer, editor and communications specialist. He covers sustainability, social issues and other topics.
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