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Santa has visited one lucky family early this year. The Maddrell family from Highton enjoyed the early visit after winning the City of Greater Geelong’s Christmas competition.

Santa visited the home of nine-year-old George and five-year-old Fergus to hear their Christmas wishes after arriving on a fire truck thanks to the CFA Highton team.

The City’s photographer took commemorative photos of the Maddrell family as they soaked up the Christmas magic.

City is proud to offer weekly prizes including Christmas hampers and gift cards.

There is still time to enter our other Christmas competitions at Geelong Christmas.

Remember to tag your beautiful photos and share the festive spirit on social media: #GeelongChristmas.

Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan

I love Christmas because we get to see children enjoying the celebrations with their families – whether it’s coming into town to see the floating Christmas tree and projections on City Hall, or snapping a photo on our Giant Selfie Trail.

Spending time with friends and family getting out to enjoy all the magical Christmas decorations and activities across our region helps to make this a wonderful time of the year.

Christmas means different things for all of us, whether you plan to spend the special day on the beach at Ocean Grove, in the hills of Anakie, or in Norlane.

No matter where you live, we can we all be kind to each other, support local businesses that have been doing it tough, and reach out to people in our community who may struggle at this time of year.

Christmas is a difficult time for many families and individuals and support is available through Lifeline Australia on 131 114, Headspace Geelong on 03 5222 6690, and the Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre on 03 5222 4318.

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