Santa Claus And Three Elves Jumped From a Plane and Landed in Quincy
They captured the entire journey on a GoPro camera.
When Santa Claus visits the city of Quincy, he doesnâ€™t rely on his sleigh. Instead, he skydives from a small plane, with three helpers behind him, and greets residents on the ground.
As part of the annual weekend-long Quincy holiday celebration at the end of November, a man dressed as Santa Claus took a leap from thousands of feet in the air, after leaving an airfield in nearby Norwood, and plummeted towards a park below to kick off the Christmas season.
The Santa skydiver was accompanied by three â€śelves,â€ť according to the video, which was Tweeted out on Tuesday by the Quincy mayorâ€™s administrative staff. The jump was recorded on GoPro cameras, and posted on YouTube.Â “The Santa drop is part of our post-Thanksgiving day weekend,” said Chris Walker, director of policy and information for Mayor Tom Koch. “We do a downtown tree lighting on Friday night, Saturday Santa drops in, and we have a Christmas Parade on Sunday.”
After the jump, Santa then rides through Quincy on a fire truck.Â They have been doing the city-sponsored jump for about 36 years. This is the first time the city has seen them using a helmet cam for the event, Walker said.
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