Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Business -

CHRIST­MAS cheer with a wild twist was brought to more than 700 chil­dren at the an­nual Va­ri­ety Kids Christ­mas Party this year.

Chil­dren spent the af­ter­noon en­joy­ing all Perth Zoo had to of­fer, while em­brac­ing the fes­tive spirit.

Va­ri­ety WA CEO Michael Pailthorpe said the event was a chance for fam­i­lies to re­lax and enjoy the Christ­mas joy.

“The event is a wel­come respite for fam­i­lies car­ing for chil­dren with spe­cial needs, se­ri­ous ill­ness or who have en­dured dis­ad­van­tage,” Mr Pailthorpe said.

“It’s one of the high­lights of the Va­ri­ety year.”

Guests had a full day to ex- plore the zoo and enjoy bouncy cas­tles, face paint­ing, en­ter­tain­ment and party food.

Spe­cial VIP Santa Claus was in at­ten­dance to bring the fes­tive mes­sage closer to home for ev­ery young­ster.

Each child had the chance to di­vulge their Christ­mas wish list and re­ceive a present from the man in red.

Nader Gerami en­joys the en­ter­tain­ment up close.

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