Santa Claus for a cause

Chance for Queen­stown kids to ex­pe­ri­ence Santa where he lives...

Central Otago Mirror - - WHAT’S ON -

It’s the sixth year Santa will be meet­ing Queen­stown fam­i­lies in his nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, at the Ice Bar.

Take a photo, hang out and re­ceive a free gift from Santa from Satur­day to Mon­day, 10 am to 2pm.

All funds raised from the event on Steamer Wharf will go to Wakatipu Plun­ket.

There is a $5 to $10 do­na­tion to en­ter.

Bring the whole fam­ily and pay Santa a visit in a mi­nus five de­grees en­vi­ron­ment sim­i­lar to the North Pole, where he lives with the rein­deers.

Bring your own cam­era and take any pic­tures you like.

Pro­fes­sional photos will also be taken, with prints avail­able for pur­chase at a dis­counted price.

In the past five years the event has raised over $10,000.

Wakatipu Plun­ket’s vice pres­i­dent Anna Dorsey said the an­nual event was re­ally im­por­tant on Plun­ket’s cal­en­dar.

‘‘It’s great fun.

‘‘It’s a nice way for your chil­dren to meet Santa in a rel­e­vant en­vi­ron­ment.

‘‘The adults en­joy it too,’’ she added.

The money raised from do­na­tions this year will go to­wards the in­jury preven­tion ser­vice.

The ser­vice was launched at the start of De­cem­ber.

In­jury preven­tion is fo­cus­ing on cor­rect car seat in­stal­la­tion and pro­vid­ing free bike hel­mets and vests.

Santa meets his long lost ice-brother at the Mi­nus 5 Ice Bar.

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