Hundreds of Santas swarmed through Whangārei's Town Basin and Kerikeri Domain on Wednesday night.
The Santas - and a few, elves, reindeer and angels - completed a fun run or walk of almost 3km in length, all in the name of charity.
It was part of The Great Santa Run, which took place at 6.30pm in locations around New Zealand to raise money for the Graeme Dingle Foundation.
Northern Advocate photographer John Stone headed along in Whangārei to capture some of the fun.
The fleet footed Santas set off from the Canopy Bridge in Whangārei.
Tamsin Jordan, Daisy Murphy, Caitlin Guest and Amaya Jordan pose in front of the giant Christmas tree before their run.
Ben Winder gets a high-five on his way to being the first Santa home.
Inthia Lindberg has a skip in her step on the final stretch.
Santas in Kerikeri go through a warm-up before they take off.
More than 100 Santas took part in Kerikeri.
Viv Hodge, Ceri Gill, Susan Woods, Julie Governor and Heather Carter are all smiles before the start.