Hundreds of people have donned Santa gear to help raise funds for two north-east charities.
The Aberdeen Santa run returned for its fourth year with around 400 participants helping Aberdeen Sports Village and Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.
People of all ages sported a full Santa suit and got involved in either the 5km or one-mile run.
Corporate wellness manager at Aberdeen Sports Village, Kyle Greig said: “The event has just got bigger and better over the years. The atmosphere was really festive which I think was great to see. It seemed like everyone really enjoyed themselves.”
On completion of the 5km or one-mile walk, jog or run participants received a Christmas medal and a goody bag for their efforts.
Chas’s Aberdeen community fundraiser, Emma Moore, was “delighted” at the turnout.
She said: “This year’s Santa run was absolutely fantastic, there was a lot for families to do and the children especially enjoyed having their photos taken with Olaf.
“It was great to see so many people taking part including children and their grannies.”
The total sum raised by participants is still being counted and will be finalised in the next few weeks, but it’s estimated around £6,000 was accumulated.
Participants paid an entry fee prior to the run and more cash was collected on the day with donation buckets.
The money raised will not only help children with life-threatening illnesses, but will allow ASV to make sports accessible for everyone.
There was also a Christmas market with a wide range of food and gifts for sale.