spot of rain wasn’t about to interfere with Santa’s plans to say hello to the boys and girls of Greystones tonight.
Heading off from Eden Gate at 4pm in his customised Super-Sled, The Man In Red hit pretty much every corner of the town, and beyond.
Naturally making an extra big fuss for all the children staying in their home away from home down in Coolnagreina.
And despite that drizzle, there were happy families around every corner, ready to Christmas cheer old Saint Nick on.
With the lockdowns having knocked our old Burnaby Park gatherings on the head, bringing Santa to the people instead seems to be working out pretty well. Reckon a new Christmas tradition has been born.
Especially for those whose idea of festive fun doesn’t actually involve standing on damp grass for three hours.
Congrats to the our very arch nemesis, the Greystones Town Team, for putting the show on the road again this year, and to Laura Wood for bringing some real star power to the night. Also loving the drone footage here from local wonders Drone Connect.
Most of all, a great big thank you to the town’s no.1 roving photographer, John McGowan, who, as is so often the case, went way above and beyond the call of duty, taking over 300 shots of Greystones’ big night.
You can check out John’s full gallery in hi-res here – free to download – and jump back through the town’s previous Christmas Lights parties right over here.