Gallery: so many Santas – so much fun in Tamworth

IT WAS a night where you felt a little left out if you weren’t dressed in red.

Over 500 merrymakers joined the hugely popular Santa Crawl last Friday night, raising the roof and over $10,000 in funds for children’s charities.

Participants made their way to six pubs and clubs during the evening, providing those in the Tamworth CBD with a good laugh as the evening wore on.

Organiser Chris Watson described the night as a “roaring success” and thanked the many who dressed up in their best impression of the jolly St Nick.

“We had some amazing outfits out there, it was great to see everyone get into the spirit of things,” Mr Watson said.

The annual fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Tamworth First Light is in its eighth year and Mr Watson said although he was exhausted, he was already looking forward to the next one.

“We’ll be back with a vengeance next year – it’ll be bigger and better.”

BAD SANTA: Nick Dowton gets a load of elf boots at Wests Diggers. Photo: Kitty Hill

BAD SANTA: Nick Dowton gets a load of elf boots at Wests Diggers. Photo: Kitty Hill

SANTA CRAWL: Teena Walmsley, Rachel Cannell, Rowan Rayner, Christie Galloway and Allan Ainsworth make a merry band on the annual Tamworth Santa Crawl at Wests' diggers. Photo: Kitty Hill

SANTA CRAWL: Teena Walmsley, Rachel Cannell, Rowan Rayner, Christie Galloway and Allan Ainsworth make a merry band on the annual Tamworth Santa Crawl at Wests' diggers. Photo: Kitty Hill

REINDEERS: Katina Matthews and Ash Sephton get into the spirit of the crawl. Photo: Kitty Hill

REINDEERS: Katina Matthews and Ash Sephton get into the spirit of the crawl. Photo: Kitty Hill

The cutest elf in town - Christie Galloway shows off her pointy ears during this year's Santa Crawl. Photo: Kitty Hill

The cutest elf in town - Christie Galloway shows off her pointy ears during this year's Santa Crawl. Photo: Kitty Hill

Black Santa: Aaron Harley is flanked by two of Santa's little helpers Laura Gatenby and Brittni Wann. Photo: Kitty Hill

Black Santa: Aaron Harley is flanked by two of Santa's little helpers Laura Gatenby and Brittni Wann. Photo: Kitty Hill

It wasn't all about the Santa, angels were another popular outfit. Photo: Kitty Hill

It wasn't all about the Santa, angels were another popular outfit. Photo: Kitty Hill

Tamwoth CBD was filled with Christmas spirit on Friday night as the annual Santa Crawl took over. Photo: Kitty Hill

Tamwoth CBD was filled with Christmas spirit on Friday night as the annual Santa Crawl took over. Photo: Kitty Hill

Revellers visited up to six Tamworth pubs and clubs during the annual Santa Crawl. Photo: Kitty Hill

Revellers visited up to six Tamworth pubs and clubs during the annual Santa Crawl. Photo: Kitty Hill

Penguins! These ladies stood out among a sea of Santas at The Post Office Hotel. Photo: Kitty Hill

Penguins! These ladies stood out among a sea of Santas at The Post Office Hotel. Photo: Kitty Hill

How you doin'? Black Santa tries his hand with some of Santa's little helpers. Photo: Kitty Hill

How you doin'? Black Santa tries his hand with some of Santa's little helpers. Photo: Kitty Hill