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Santa comes to town 

SANTA set his sleigh’s GPS to the Eastern Shore late last month when he returned for the annual Eastlands Santa Parade – and he didn’t come alone.

This year, he was accompanied by his special friends, the PJ Masks, as featured on ABC Kids.

Eastlands centre manager Luke Jamieson said the 2019 Santa Parade was bigger and better than ever with a 4000-plus strong spectator crowd.

“It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces on the day as we celebrated the beginning of the festive season in Clarence – and the arrival of Santa at Eastlands,” he said.

“We were thrilled to build on last year’s event with added participants in the parade including eight TasBash vehicles from Variety the Children’s Charity, diggers from Clarence City Council, the Clarence City Children’s Choir, Howrah Guides, Scouts and much more.”

Following the parade, Santa made his way to the ‘East Pole’, located outside Kmart on the lower level of Eastlands, where families are now able to visit him until Christmas Eve.

Every child visiting Santa will receive an early Christmas gift.

“We love seeing happy, smiling children at this time of year and we were excited to see families come together at Eastlands for Santa’s arrival alongside the PJ Masks,” Mr Jamieson said.

Caption: Eastlands was a hive of Christmas activity in November when more than 4000 people gathered for the 2019 Santa Parade.