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.

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Tamsin Jordan, Daisy Murphy, Caitlin Guest and Amaya Jordan pose in front of the giant Christmas tree before their run.
Tamsin Jordan, Daisy Murphy, Caitlin Guest and Amaya Jordan pose in front of the giant Christmas tree before their run.
Viv Hodge, Ceri Gill, Susan Woods, Julie Governor and Heather Carter are all smiles before the start.
Viv Hodge, Ceri Gill, Susan Woods, Julie Governor and Heather Carter are all smiles before the start.