A group of Santas are set to ditch their reindeer as they sprint through Aberdeen, kicking off Christmas celebrations in style.
The Santa Fun Run, organised by charity Charlie House, will give families the chance to run the length of Union Street.
Santas will start at Albyn Place in the city and are tasked with making it to Castle Street in 30 minutes.
The run will be the first event before the official switch-on of the Christmas lights on November 25.
The run will take place between 5pm and 6pm.
Entrants must be 16 or over, but mini Santas below that age can take part accompanied by an adult.
Tickets for the event are £10, with a family ticket available for £35, which includes a bib number, Santa suit and a winner’s medal and a special Christmas goodie bag for each participant.
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The event will also be open to wheelchair users and their carers, who can buy tickets for £10.
All participants are asked to register at the desk on Victoria Street by 3.30pm.
Susan Crighton, director of fundraising for Charlie House, said: “We are thrilled to host the very first Charlie House Santa Fun Run down Union Street.
“It will be such a unique and festive experience and will set the scene for the rest of the evening’s proceedings with the Aberdeen City Council annual Christmas parade and light switch-on following straight after.
“It will certainly spark the festive mood and will be a wonderful sight!”
Susan added: “We are delighted that this inclusive event is open to wheelchair users and their parents/carers which mirrors our mission as a charity to offer support services to babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the North-east of Scotland.”
Councillor Marie Boulton, Aberdeen City Council’s culture spokeswoman said: “Aberdeen City Council is delighted to support the Charlie House Santa Fun Run.
“Hundreds of Santas running down Union Street will be a welcome addition to the Christmas celebrations and it’s sure to be a spectacular sight.
“I would encourage anyone who wants to take part to sign up soon for a worthy cause.
“We are making a concerted effort to raise the city’s profile through our ambitious Aberdeen 365 events programme and the City Centre Masterplan.
“By expanding traditional celebrations, alongside new events such as The Great Aberdeen Run, and working with external organisations such as Charlie House, we are continuing to strengthen the city’s position as a must-visit destination.”