Kwinana’s Lolly Run, a Christmas tradition for more than 60 years, to continue bringing the cheer


Kwinana kids and Santa ready for this year’s Christmas Day Lolly Run.
Kwinana kids and Santa ready for this year’s Christmas Day Lolly Run.

KWINANA’s annual Lolly Run will deliver festive cheer from 7.30am on Christmas Day.

Santa and his helpers will hit the streets to deliver lollies, part of the famous Kwinana Lolly Run.

Residents should keep an ear out for beeping horns on Christmas morning as the Lolly Run volunteers make their way through every neighbourhood in Kwinana.

Mayor Carol Adams, a Lolly Run volunteer, said the Lolly Run had become Kwinana’s most loved Christmas tradition.

“Every Christmas morning we see groups of volunteers ride their colourfully decorated sleighs, trucks and utes through the streets – delivering lollies and festive cheer to children and families,” she said.

“The Lolly Run is a unique and proud tradition in Kwinana and a showcase of the rich community spirit our City is known for.

“It is also great to see the local Kwinana police getting involved again this year by riding along with a few of the sleighs.”

The first Kwinana Lolly Run took place in 1954, run by resident Alf Lydon and a community organisation called Toc H.

Today, the Rotary Club of Kwinana, City of Kwinana and several groups of volunteers, including the Mandogalup and Kwinana South Bushfire Brigades, co-ordinate the run.

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