Famous Auckand Santa won't be installed in 2014

Publish Date
Thursday, 23 October 2014, 8:29AM

Auckland's Queen St Santa faces spending this Christmas alone, in a warehouse.

The Heart of the City business association won't be installing him on the side of Whitcoulls this year.

He's been put up there since 1998 - but found fame from 1960 as the Farmers Santa on the company's flagship Hobson St building.

When that closed in 1990, Santa moved to the Manukau City Shopping Centre, before ending up at Whitcoulls.

Ratepayers helped with a makeover in 2009, which removed his winking eye and rather suggestive beckoning finger.

Source: Newstalk ZB