Look dashing in your Santa suit for Dundee’s Santa Dash 2018 – happening this Sunday

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It’s almost time to grab your Santa suit and get shamelessly festive for an exceptional cause, folks.

This Sunday (December 2) Dundee’s annual charity event ‘Santa Dash’ is returning to the lit up streets of Dundee. Once again, the event is in aid of The ARCHIE Foundation Tayside, an incredible charity that aims to make a significant difference to children’s healthcare.

This year organisers are hoping to get over 1000 Santas taking part in the festivities, and you could be one of them.

All the Saint Nicks will begin their race in Dundee’s City Square, completing a 2km route through the city centre (you can choose to do one lap or two). It really doesn’t matter how long you take, or even if you walk the journey, the event is strictly about having festive fun and contributing towards something so important.

Santa’s already visited Ninewells for the Santa Dash launch event, 2018. Santa Dash proceeds this year will go to Ward 30 for a new surgical suite (Photo: DCT Media).

Last year the Santa Dash raised over £5000 for the ARCHIE Foundation. Let’s try and make this year just as successful!

Santas in training really have pulled out all the stops this year. Hitting the treadmills in prep for the big day. (Photo: DCT Media).


Dundee’s popular furniture store Gillies will be this year’s Santa Dash sponsors. Staff know exactly how to get into the festive spirit with their much-loved annual window display reveal. Check out their 2018 unveiling here. 

Santa having banter with his sponsors (Photo: DCT Media).

Find out more

Want to know more info on prices, sponsors, times, locations and registration for Santa Dash? Click the link here for all of the information you need and more.

Stay tuned to SeeDundee for more content on plenty of festive events in the city this year.

Claire Merten