World Record - Most Santa Hats Worn at One Time in One Place

Brockton, Mass. was the location of the first ever department store Santa Claus, at Edgar's Department Store. To celebrate this Brockton first, the Downtown Brockton Association staged a mass rally of people wearing Santa hats 2 years ago to get in the Guiness Book of World Records. And then some upstart town in Ireland took away the record last year. And so this year we gathered a week ahead of the annual parade for another rally to take back the record. There was dancing in the streets, free T-shirts thrown out into the crowd, raffled prizes and a visit from Santa. State Rep Mike Brady led a group of the city councillors in sing alongs with music blaring from the parking garage; high school principal Dr. Szach addressed the crowd to wind everone up and mayor Linda Balzotti read out a proclamation for the day. The new record now stands at 872!