Where is it: Surfers Paradise Beach, opposite Soul Boardwalk
How can I join in: You can meet Santa and his reindeer on the beach for a photo in the lead up to Christmas - check out the link for more details!
Tell me more: Having Christmas in summer means that we have to do things a little differently here in Queensland! We have a distinct lack of snow here which means that Santa can't really get around on a sleigh. But he's more than happy to skydive onto the beach, which is just as exciting as a reindeer powered sleigh! Such a fun sight for the kids, and the Surfers Paradise Beach is the perfect place to welcome Santa and a couple of his reindeer friends!
Where is it: Events in Brisbane, Bundaberg and Toowoomba as well as NSW, Victoria and NT!
What's it all about: A fun run designed to cheer people up (seeing hundreds of Santas in a fun run is pretty funny!) and raise funds for Variety!
How can I join in: Pre-register or turn up on the day! Your entry fee also gets you a Santa costume and beard! The whole aim of this run is to raise funds, so fundraise as much as you can!
Tell me more: The Variety Santa Fun Run is a really fun way to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause. It's a 5km run for people of all abilities - there are some serious runners in this event as well as families like ours who are content with walking at our own pace and the track is all access, so it's great for prams! The Brisbane course takes you through the CBD and Southbank on a Sunday morning with no road running or crossing - again a great aspect for families who want to join in! Overall, it was a very fun start to our Sunday morning! We took a very casual approach to this run - we received lots of encouragement as we made our way around the track and seeing all those Santas lined up for the start was very impressive!
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