SUNDAY 9 December 2012 saw Fanatics host its biggest Santa Pub Crawl to date. Hundreds of Santa suited revellers boarded seven of London’s traditional double decker buses and descended on the cities pubs and landmarks.
Starting at Temple Walkabout, the buses took the festive group to photo opportunities at landmarks such as Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and London Bridge before ending at The Walkabout in Shepherds Bush.
Members of the public were more than slightly amused by the buses full of dancing Santas, with many stopping to take photos of their own.
Many of the Australians on the pub crawl were looking at a Christmas spent abroad without family around them. They took the opportunity to get into the festive spirit with like minded travellers, and enjoy the Christmas experience London had to offer.
Despite the weather not being exactly what Australians would normally associate with Christmas, the day was a huge success. Fanatics tour leader Kelly Paling described the day as “amazing fun”.
“Seeing all the sites with everyone in costume was a great experience. Everyone seemed to love it!”