LOOK: Skiing Santas hit the slopes for charity, spread Christmas cheer


No, this isn't the North Pole.

Hundreds of Santas took a much-needed break before Christmas, ditching their sleighs for skis on the snowy slopes of Newry, Maine, this weekend.

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Sleighing it.

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According to The Associated Press, the Sunday River resort's annual Santa Sunday event has been spreading holiday cheer for 19 years. Each Santa donates at least $20 to go toward "local education and recreation programs," the AP reported.

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"There's something about seeing 300 Santas ski down the mountain to support a great cause that puts people in the holiday spirit," Caroline Ochtera, Sunday River events director, said in a statement.

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– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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SANTA?! 🎅🏻

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