Friday, 7 December 2007

Two thousand Santas and Gogol Bordello

I don't know how we'll explain this to the kids who think that Santa Claus lives on his own with his elven workforce at the North Pole, but there are going to be nearly 2,000 of us in Santa costumes running around Battersea Park tomorrow (Saturday) morning. There are at least a couple of dozen other Santa runs taking place this month for one good cause or another, not to mention events such as next weekend's Staffordshire Moorlands Xmas Cracker, when a mad few hundred or so will turn out in fancy dress for a six-mile dash to the top of the Roaches and down again.


Give me a wave if you're in the vicinity of either run. I'll be the one with a white beard and red coat.


Alternatively, look out for me wearing the purple for Gogol Bordello at the Hammersmith Odeon (Apollo if you must) on Saturday night. I'll be the one going mental on the dancefloor.



5 comments:

Probablyblonde said...

Now you are telling me there are two thousand Santas...my disillusionment is almost complete.

Steve Platt said...

And that's just in Battersea Park ... You didn't really think one Santa could deliver all those presents on his own, did you?

Probablyblonde said...

Yes, that's why he has flying reindeer.

I'm taking you off my santa present list for telling me this. So there.

joanie said...

so how many flying reindeer are there going to be at battersea?

Alice said...

Come on... Santa is MAGIC and can be in many places at the same time......