WINCHESTER City Centre was painted red as jolly Santas flooded the streets for the annual Santa Fun Run, a 5k fundraising event organised by Naomi House and Jacksplace, local hospices for children and young adults.

The epic festive spectacle took place on Sunday, December 3, as hundreds of participants wore Santa suits to spread holiday cheer while raising funds for a noble cause.

The event kicked off with a lively Zumba warm-up at 8.55 am, setting the energetic tone for the run.

Santas of all ages then embarked on a scenic route through the heart of the city, passing by some of Winchester's most iconic landmarks.

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Check out the gallery above to see some of the best images taken by Stuart Martin of the festive run. 

The streets came alive with the joyful sight of Santas weaving their way through the course, creating a unique and heartwarming atmosphere.

The Broadway was transformed into a festive zone, closed to traffic from 6 am to 12 noon to ensure the safety of the participants.

As the Santas approached the finish line outside the Guildhall, the air was filled with a flurry of artificial snow, adding a magical touch to the conclusion of the spirited run.

Naomi House and Jacksplace, the charitable organistion behind the event, provide expert hospice care for children and young adults with complex care needs.

Its support extends to more than 550 families across central southern England.

The funds raised from the Santa Fun Run play a crucial role in sustaining and expanding the vital services offered by these hospices.

The £15 registration fee for the event goes directly towards sustaining these essential services.

For those who missed the opportunity to participate, there's still a chance to contribute.

Visit the Naomi House website at for more information on how to get involved or make a donation.