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Mercedes-Benz Oman lends Santa a 306-horse open ‘sleigh’ for a Children’s Christmas Party

The lyrics to Jingle Bells may need an update following the Zawawi Trading Company (ZTC) sponsored Children’s Christmas Party, after Santa arrived dashing through the sand in a 306-horse open ‘sleigh’ filled with goodies for kids and parents alike. The Children’s Christmas Party was held on 14 December at the Muscat Yacht Club by the beach.

Filled with fun and exciting activities for the children including face painting, hair braiding, games and a magic show, the highlight of the party was Santa Claus emerging in a V6 engine, 306 horse power Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet, filled with gifts Santa brought for the children.

David Swain, the official chauffer for Santa in Oman and General Sales Manager, ZTC Automotive said: “Although Santa is more used to reindeer power than horse power, what an amazing moment it was to see the surprise on the children’s faces as I drove Santa into the party in his very own luxurious sleigh filled with presents” said. This event was set to change the lyrics of the Jingle Bells song into: “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh what fun it is to ride in an E-Class Cabriolet!”

The Children’s Christmas Party was an incredible success as the parents and their children enjoyed the unique setting, warm weather and entertainment, especially meeting Santa at the beach and posing for a photo.

“The Christmas party was a really fun and joyous celebration, and we often sponsor events like this to extend our reach within the community in Oman and be active within the social scene. It is all part of the excellent service and care Mercedes-Benz is known for,” added Swain.