About 70 people all dressed as Santa Claus went on a pub crawl Saturday night as part of Winnipeg's Santa Con. to raise money for the Christmas Cheer Board.

All the people in Santa suits could have been confusing for some children, but Rogerio Fenez, who was dressed up himself, put one little girl at ease by explaining he was just Santa's helper.

"I'm going to tell Santa that you want Dora the Explorer and boots," he told her.

More Santa Cheer

Meanwhile in Gimli, Man., located about 93 kilometres north of Winnipeg, Santa arrived at the Misty Lake Lodge in a horse-drawn sleigh.

He was there to bring some Christmas cheer to many flood evacuees from Little Saskatchewan First Nation that have been living there for the past year-and-a-half.

This will be the second Christmas they will spend out of their homes.

Retha Dykes, general manager, said that's why the lodge decided to throw the Christmas party.

"We've actually put an invite out to all the kids' friends and family," said Dykes. "If they have friends or families from the reserves that are displaced as well in other hotels we've invited all them to come join."