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Sea of Santas to be seen Saturday for world record attempt

Coffs Harbour is attempting to set a world record for the most dancing Santas at a music festival.
Coffs Harbour is attempting to set a world record for the most dancing Santas at a music festival.

COFFS Harbour is making a bold bid this weekend to set a world record.

During the Summer Nights Festival in the city centre on Saturday evening, it's hoped a new world record will be set for the 'most dancing Santas at a music festival'.

Coffs Harbour City Council's city centre marketing coordinator, Jan Rooney, said the record is practically assured on Saturday.

"We thought that it would be a great, fun way to celebrate Christmas by having everyone come along dressed as Santa. We then discovered that no record has ever been set for the 'most dancing Santas at a music festival' - and we thought Coffs Harbour should set the record," she said.

Local radio station CHYFM is also behind the record attempt and station manager Becky Cole said aiming for the record was just part of the fun planned for the night.

"We also have three awesome local bands playing on the evening - These City Eyes and Fish on Fire - and there will also be stacks of giveaways from local businesses such as Birch Caroll and Coyle to give away," she said.

If there was a collective noun for a group of Santas, what do you think it should be?

This poll ended on 07 December 2013.

Sleigh of Santas - 9%

Beard of Santas - 3%

Sack of Santas - 42%

Kringle of Santas - 3%

Gift of Santas - 3%

Rotundity of Santas - 0%

Jingle of Santas - 18%

Merriment of Santas - 21%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The free music festivals have been running for six months now on the first Saturday of each month in City Square.

The Summer Nights Festivals have been attracting crowds as part of the push to liven up the city centre in the evenings and at weekends.

Last month local bands Give 'Em Hell Kid, The Watched and Resist the Propaganda got the city centre rocking to the delight of music lovers despite the heat. A massive water pistol fight provided fun for everyone and the opportunity to cool down.

This Saturday it's going to be the sight of multiple Santas that will attract a crowd into the centre of town from 5pm.

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