Santa Claus Is Coming To The Gap
Once again Santa will visit The Gap during the week, Saturday 5 December to Friday 11 December. Santa and his helpers will be visit different parts of The Gap between 6 pm an 8 pm each night. The map below shows the areas Santa will visit on each night. Click on the link to see the map and areas covered each night. The Gap Area Map brochure 2020 (1)
Santa and all his helpers are looking forward to meeting everyone and wishing you a Merry Christmas.
BUT things will be different this year. Not surprisingly with COVID 19 we are very aware of the need to maintain appropriate physical distancing.
What Will be Different
We will no longer be knocking on doors. When you hear Christmas music near you, Santa will be approaching. Please come out to the street or the end of your street to meet Santa and his helpers who are collecting donations for Rotary.
We will be trialing the use of a Square Card reader. If you don’t have cash but would still like to donate you can still do so using your card.
We cannot go down all streets. The tow vehicle and the sleigh are long and heavy Increasing numbers of cars and other vehicles parked on the side of the road has made it increasingly dangerous to go down these streets. Your safety and the safety of our volunteers comes first.
So Much Is Still the Same
You can still have your photos taken with Santa, but you will need to keep at least 1½ metres between you and Santa. Santa’s helpers will help you find a suitable place to stand near the sleigh. Please be patient while you wait your turn.
Santa will still have wrapped lollies and other goodies for all children.
Santa and all his helpers will have a friendly smile and Christmas greeting for all of you.
Community Event and Fund Raising
Santa Sleigh is the biggest single community and fund-raising event for Rotary Ashgrove The Gap in the year.
Donations made to Rotary go to funding various Rotary activities locally, nationally and internationally. This year the club has had a focus on Domestic Violence and has already contributed funds to several organisations designed to help families who have suffered domestic violence. We have also assisted several community organisations that provide help to those suffering disadvantage. We thank you for your generous donations in the past and thank you in advance for your generosity again this year.
We wish to thank everyone who have helped Santa visit The Gap each year. We could not do this without your help.
Keep an eye on facebook for updates about Santa Sleigh.