Santas started arriving from 10.15am, and at 11.00am a great number of Santas ran toward the sea for their annual dip in the ocean

Our thanks to film crews from TVI, SIC, and CMTV who came to record the event.

Credits: Supplied Image; Author: Bruno Santos;

Everyone enjoyed a very welcome glass of Hot Chocolate and Brandy in the Holiday Inn Algarve Bar afterwards.

A big thank you to all who participated, the media for helping with the publicity, "the Charity Man" who entertained us with Christmas Songs throughout the event, and for all the donations - just over 1000 euros was raised yesterday for ‘Needy families’ in Armação de Pêra.

For more information please contact the Clube dos Veículos Clássicos do Barlavento or email:

Photos: Bruno Santos -