VOLUNTEERS for this year’s Christmas Eve celebrations will be multiplying the festive cheer with more Santa’s than you can shake a stick at.
The free event organised by thePortland Young Professionals Network and partners will run from 6-8pm on the Bentinck St lawns.
Live music, an egg and spoon race, a jumping castle, kids craft and the arrival of Santa is just some of the entertainment on offer.
New to this year’s celebration is Santa on the Run at 6pm — a one mile race that requires entrants to dress as Santa.
The entry fee is $25, including suit hire, and all money raised will be donated to United Way Glenelg (UWG).
UWG member Nicole Reefman said many of the organisation’s volunteers were of an older demographic, so the race is an opportunity to engage with a younger audience.
“This is the first year we’ve run the event and there might be some people who aren’t sure about running in a Santa suit but we hope to build up a following with the YPN and have the event next year too,” Mrs Reefman said.
Read more in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.