Sweetness and light at Kwinana Christmas Lolly Run

The Kwinana Christmas Lolly Run crew.
The Kwinana Christmas Lolly Run crew.

THE much loved Christmas Lolly Run will make its way Kwinana streets again on Christmas Day.

Horns and bells will wake the ‘bigger kids’ from 7.30am on the day while Santa and his helpers – the lolly run volunteers – deliver the sweet treats to residents of every Kwinana neighbourhood.

Lolly run volunteer Mayor Carol Adams said it was a strong tradition distinct to Kwinana.

“The Lolly Run is a unique and proud tradition in Kwinana,” she said.

“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.”

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

Many volunteer groups make the event possible – including the Mandogalup and Kwinana South Bushfire Brigades.

Dozens of volunteers also organise and bag the goodies ready for the run.

It is organised by Kwinana Rotary and the city.

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: Kwinana Christmas Lolly Run

WHEN: Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25 2018, 7:30am to 12 noon

WHERE: The streets of Kwinana – listen for the beeps and bells!