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The Christmas Elephant Parade – Who’d have thought it. Santa on a Domray!

By: totallyrandomman Posted: December-16-2011 in

This Saturday, December the 17th of December, Santa will be straying a long way from his snowy Lapland home far off in the distant north, to visit the good people of Phnom Penh.

And he will be using a rather unusual mode of transport. There will be not a reindeer in sight, and Chris Cringle will be riding not a sled, but an elephant. Yes, all the family can come and see Father Christmas riding the Wat Phnom Matriarch, Sombo the elephant.

People will gather at the Kids Park at Wat Phnom at 7:45am. At 8am, Santa will arrive on his elephant and the parade will begin. The parade will be led by 20 children from The Future Light Organisation, which runs an orphanage for more than 280 orphans which aims to help them the skills necessary to lift themselves out of poverty towards a brighter future

A juggler will be in attendance to entertain the crowds. At the end of the parade, Santa will be handing out gifts to all the children whilst people on the parade can help feed Sombo a well deserved healthy meal.

The event, organised by Monument Books and Toys, is part of their regular calendar of children’s events and activities, which has included, face painting, magic shows, storytelling and origami.

This article was published in Issue #3 of The Advisor
3000 copies printed weekly and distributed in hard copy around town to local venues and also available here for downloads in the archives.


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