Santa swapped his reindeer for a boat.
Santa swapped his reindeer for a boat. Supplied

Santa makes a very GC entrance

THERE was no climbing down chimneys for Santa this year.

The bearded present-bearer made a splash on Saturday, when he arrived by boat for his annual visit to Pacific Fair.

Pacific Fair marketing manager Jennifer Cook said the centre had opted for an entrance more suited to the sunny Gold Coast.

“With Pacific Fair being right on the water, we wanted to make use of it this year,” Ms Cook said.

“We got him to dock at our jetty and come up that way.”

Ms Cook said the yearly event to kick off the festive shopping experience was something families always enjoyed.

“Sitting on Santa’s lap and having a photo with him is something the kids definitely look forward to, and it was really special this year,” she said.

“People were able to take a picnic and sit down by the river, and make a day of it.”

Trading his signature red coat for a Hawaiian shirt, Santa made a trip around the centre before settling in his chair for photos.

“We had a lot of different types of entertainment for the morning,” Ms Cook said.

“It was a fun-filled day for everyone involved.”

Santa will be available for photos at Pacific Fair until Christmas Eve.



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