HO, ho, ho, it’s not quite Christmas that but doesn’t matter to the every-jubilant Mr C, also known as Nicholas Clause.
The motorbike-driving Santa fan has for the past few years been spreading yuletide joy all year on the Mornington Peninsula, albeit in different colours and in suits he makes himself.
“At Christmas I stick to my red suit, but I like to spread joy at other times of the year so I have a range of colours,” he said.
“There’s Yuletide in June, when I wear blue, Christmas in July is white, Spring is a green suit, the feast of St Nicholas in November takes a blue suit and of course Christmas is red.”
A particularly creative Santa, Mr C personally embroiders all his suits and estimates he has spent more than 1000 sewing hours to get them perfect.
Spreading his infectious cheer at most of the main shopping strips around the peninsula, Mr C says he gets a kick out of waving at shoppers and making people happy.
“It makes people happy to see me, and that brings me joy.”