THERE was certainly no shortage of festive spirit this weekend as more than 1100 people donned their finest Christmas clobber to charge their glasses for charity.
The 2018 Tamworth Santa pub crawl broke a number of records, according to outgoing organiser Chris Watson who said this edition saw the highest-ever number of pre-sold tickets and was expected to haul in $20,000 for Ronald McDonald House.
Mr Watson has decided to hang-up his Santa hat after 12 years running the show and he estimated the event had raised more than $200,000 for various children’s charities through the years.
He said the pub crawl had become a very popular event on the Tamworth social calendar in recent times.
“I think it’s a great way for people come home and catch-up, a lot of people use it as their annual outing and a lot use it as their Christmas,” he said.
“I hope it continues for many more years.
“To have the support of the city and the venues, it’s a credit to the community.”
Mr Watson said everyone was well-behaved on the night and stayed off the naughty list.
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