Santa to pay Copa an early visit

Santa during last year’s visit to Copacabana

The children of Copacabana are gearing up for a very special visit from Santa on December 12 as he pays his annual visit to the beachside suburb.

The visit is organised each year by Copa Life, a small group of volunteers who organise social activities and foster a community spirit.

The Santa visit has been going on for 15 years.

This year, Santa will be at the Flagpole lawn at 11.20am, and outside the medical centre at noon.

He will also visit local shops to wish them all a Merry Christmas.

The group will also have a collection of new toys and hamper items for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal in front of the medical centre on December 19 and 20.

Pre-loved goods cannot be accepted, due to COVID restrictions.

Donations can be dropped off between noon and 2pm each day.

Terry Collins