Farmer's Hotel at Vacy prepares for World Record of Santas on a bus


If you've been stayed awake at night pondering the age-old question - 'How many Santas you can fit on a double-decker bus', then you need to get yourself to The Farmer's Hotel at Vacy on Saturday, 22 December.


The team at The Farmer's will hold an official practice run this year, before attempting to set a Guinness World Record for Most Santas on a Double-Decker Bus in 2019.


"We are going to regard it as a practice session and if there is enough interest we will plan for a formal attempt next Christmas," hotelier Dr Maurice Harden said.


"But we can always try for an unofficial record if enough people turn up on the day."


The hotel's double-decker bus will become a sleigh like no other on Saturday, 22 December

The team at The Farmer's are holding an official practice run this year, before attempting to set a Guinness World Record for Most Santas on a Double-Decker Bus in 2019...


The idea came about as the hotel team began planning The March of the Scottish Santas, a Christmas-themed pipe band event that will take place at 4pm on the same afternoon.


"We are a nucleus of former Royal Australian Corps of Transport ACT Pipers and Drums bandsman who used to play at Christmas time for retirement villages dressed as Santa," Dr Harden said.


"We used to dress as Santa from the waste up and Scotsman from the waist down and play for people at Christmas time, hence the Scottish Santa thing. Given that our little pub has a lovely old double-decker bus we thought why not celebrate Christmas in a fun way and have a go at the record as well."


The March of the Scottish Santas has been taking place since the 1980s

"Given that our little pub has a lovely old double-decker bus we thought why not celebrate Christmas in a fun way and have a go at the record as well..."


At present, the record number of people on a double-decker bus was set in the UK at 133, however participants were not dressed in Santa attire.


"We are not aware of a similar attempt, and have absolutely no idea who will turn up on the day, but we want to have as many people as possible," Dr Harden said.


The afternoon festivities will begin at 4pm with The March of the Scottish Santas band, and the Santas on a Bus will get underway at 5pm. Children's Santa Hour starts at 6pm and includes free lolly bags for the kids.


For more information contact The Farmer's Hotel, Vacy on (02) 4938 8106.


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