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Civic Santa: Mayoral launch for Santa tram service

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 17:03

The 2012 Santa tram operation began in suitably civic style when His Worship the Mayor of Douglas, Councillor David Ashford JP officially launched the service on Saturday December 15th.


HardingGroupZSC 6394 MediumThe Mayor and Mayoress with a camera-shy Caoimhe Sleddon, four and, front row, Abby Harding and Callum Corlett, both aged four, with David Harding, Michelle Dadds and Ellie Corlett, 18 months. Also pictured are ‘Dasher’ and tramways supervisor Peter Cannan



Accompanied by the Mayoress, Mrs Sylvia Ashford, His Worship met families eager to be among the passengers on the first tram that departed at 10:00, but only after a special appearance from Santa who left his grotto to wave off them off.


MayoressZSC 6388 MediumThe Mayoress makes friends with 'Dasher'



Operated over two days the service proved a big success with children delighting in the opportunity to visit Santa in his grotto, receive a gift and enjoy complementary refreshments courtesy of the Shoprite Group.


MayorHatZSC 6408 Medium(Santa) hats off to the 2012 Santa tram service


GrottoZSC 6450 MediumGifts galore in Santa's grotto