Santa scales 80ft chimney in Wellingborough to open Christmas celebrations

Santa climbs the chimney at Nene Court. NNL-151127-191453009
Santa climbs the chimney at Nene Court. NNL-151127-191453009

Santa took the unusual route of climbing up a chimney rather than going down it in Wellingborough as part of a Christmas extravaganza.

Father Christmas climbed the 80ft chimney at Nene Court on Friday, November 27, for the launch of the shopping outlet’s traditional celebrations with its lights display.

The chimney is the tallest decoration in the town and was ascended by a fully qualified steeplejack.

Santa and his reindeer took time out of their busy schedule to talk to children, with carols, mince pies and mulled wine also on offer.