Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...
And, that’s because every Christmas Eve families at the Retreat are outside eagerly awaiting the Darlington Fire Brigade annual lolly run.
The popular event, made possible this year by a generous donation from Lancaster’s Motor Group, will help kick start the Christmas celebrations.
Starting from 4.30pm, Santa will drive the firetruck along Bridgman Road, before turning and touring down Retreat Road.
The local fire service, along with Santa, will also be making a special stop at 127 Casey Drive later in the evening to help raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.