There was no time to pause for more than 100 Santa Claus in Huddersfield town centre.
For fundraisers donned suits for the annual Santa Dash and Reindeer Run.
The popular charity event run by Huddersfield Lions took place today, with organisers thankful it had not been scheduled for the previous day.
Lions member Bob Armitage said: “One or two people didn’t turn up because of the weather, but it would have been much worse if the dash had been taking place on Saturday.”
As it was, numbers were steady for those taking part.
A mix of runners set off from King Street for the one mile sprint around the town which looked set to raise more than £3,000 for various charities. To add a seasonal flavour, Holmfirth and Meltham Lions brought along a sleigh.
Bob said: “We organise things and the charities raise money for their own causes through sponsorship. It’s all very exciting and festive. But we have to make sure we spread the word about it and we are using social media more and more to do this.”
The Lions’ next big charity event is the Examiner Challenge in May which has raised around £750,000 since it started in 1990.
Take a look at this year's Examiner Charity Challenge below.
The charities taking part today were Mencap, Huddersfield Deaf Club, Huddersfield Sea Cadets, SMA Trust, Young Minds, Drop By Centre, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Huddersfield Town Partnership, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, St Mark’s Church at Longwood, Kidney Research UK, Shepley First School, Macmillan, Cancer Research UK, WaterAid, St John’s Church, Golcar, Kirkroyds Free School, Laura Crane Teenage Cancer Trust and Alzheimer’s Society.