Santa Claus for a cause
Chance for Queenstown kids to experience Santa where he lives...
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.