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Santa’s got a few tricks

20 Nov 2012

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An unexpected problem has arisen within Southbank, thanks to the increasing number of children living with their families in the area.

Every Christmas throughout the suburbs of Melbourne Santa has used the traditional route into homes through the chimney, but when you are living in an apartment within a high-rise tower, things aren’t so simple.

In an exclusive interview, Santa revealed to Southbank Local News that he has had to innovate while delivering presents to the bourgeoning area.

“I must admit the elves and I were in deep discussions for a long time as to how we were going to access Christmas trees in Southbank apartments, but we eventually came up with a workable solution,” the jolly man said.

“We simply access through the air flow vents on the roof of the apartment complexes and work our way through the building.”

“At times it’s difficult to convince the reindeer to travel all the way to the top of towers like Eureka and Freshwater Place, but they’ve had a couple years to get used to it now,” Santa revealed.

He was pleased to report that the majority of boys and girls in Southbank were on his “good” list this year and that he had a sackful of gifts ready for Christmas Eve.

“Don’t be afraid to leave plenty of biscuits and milk because I’m going to need all the energy I can get, so that I can visit all the boys and girls over the world to deliver their presents!” Santa urged.

At the end of our interview Santa asked Southbank Local News what we were wishing for this Christmas, to which we replied “Advertising”. He said he’d have a look at his marketing budget and get back to us.

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