Santa to visit 70 North-east streets over next three nights

The second Santa run in Portlethen will kick off tonight.

Santa is coming to a North-east town for a popular pre-Christmas parade.

He is set to hit the streets of Portlethen from 5.30pm tonight to spread festive cheer and to raise money for primary schools and a North-east food bank charity.

Fishermoss School Parent Staff Association organised a Santa run – which starts this evening – after successfully organising the same event last year.

On that occasion more than £2,100 was raised for good causes.

This year, its growing popularity means a third day has been added.

Darren Robertson, one of the organisers, said: “It is great that we have been able to bring this back.

“It was really popular last year, even though on one of the nights it rained quite heavily.

“However, on the second night there were plenty of people out.

“For this year we have added a third night, to let Santa spend a bit more time on each street so he won’t be rushed.

“He’ll be giving children chocolate coins and spreading festive cheer all around Portlethen.”

Like Christmas 2016, funds raised will go towards the three primary schools in the town, Fishermoss, Portlethen and Hillside. Cash will also be used to buy food for Aberdeen’s CFINE (Community Food Initiatives North East) which runs a food bank.


Santa will visit more than 70 streets over the next three nights.