Santa Conga


On Friday 20th December, the Rotary Club of Gibraltar together with nearly 250 members of the public launched an attempt to gain entry in the Guinness Book of Records. It was for a new category in the book that has not appeared before now.

The seasonal event consisted of an extended Conga line of adults and children dancing in Casemates in Santa Claus costumes. The gathering aimed to set the standard for this new Guinness category. This charity-raising performance was very popular with the public who were extremely generous with their donations which will be passed on to local charities.

Rotary has started the process of applying for recognition by Guinness and hopes for a positive result by the end of March.In the meantime, progress reports will be regularly uploaded to the Rotary Club of Gibraltar website and also the Club’s FaceBook page.

Rotary President Lyana Armstrong-Emery yesterday made a point of thanking all those people and organisations who worked so hard to make the Santa-Conga evening both successful and enjoyable. They included:

Fr Mark Jackson and Sandra of King’s Chapel
Carlos Electronics-especially manager Richard
Capurro’s Garage
High Flyer Marketing – Carol Gomez
GibCargo – Tom Howard
John Azopardi of King’s Bastion
Dominique Martinez and Dino Martinez of Gibraltar Focus
Burger King
Alistair Locke of Café Solo.
Precise Civils Ltd for storing the Sleigh
Water Section of the Gibraltar Regiment for loaning us their sleigh
St John’s Ambulance
Retsso for donating the sweets
Philip Valverde and his staff for the PA equipment.
Allied Traders for the chocolate items
GBC (radio and TV), BFBS, GibLive, Panorama and YGTV

There is a short video of the event here

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Prior to the Santa Conga record attempt, a few doughty souls did their best to raise awareness of the event by popping-up as Santas in the most unexpected places!

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