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Santas’ Swim in aid of L-Istrina: Saturday 06 December

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For the fourth year running team members at the Grand Hotel Excelsior will be organising The Santas’ Swim, and are inviting colleagues, guests and members of the public to a swim in the clear, chilly waters of Marsamxett Harbour. Alternatively they can make a splash in the hotel swimming pool on Saturday 6th December to raise money for L-Istrina. In this year’s edition Dorothy and her Wizard of Oz friends will be teaming up with the Three Kings of the Orient as Santa’s Special guests and will do a brave dive for charity.

Each Santa will receive a Santa hat whilst Santa’s Elves will be on hand to give a bathrobe and a well-deserved  warm drink and  home-made cookies to every participate when they come out of the water. Facilities for showering and changing will be available. Santa, Alice and the Mad Hatter will be awarding a Certificate of Participation to all Santas. Those who don’t have a tough enough spirit for cold water temperatures are being encouraged to turn up and give their support to the brave Santas.

For the third year running former local Waterpolo players are being invited to return to action for a Waterpolo exhibition match just off the hotel’s private beach. The Malta Police Force band will bring joy with their live Christmas music and will be welcoming the participants at the Grand Hotel Excelsior lobby at 10am.

A donation of €10 from every swimmer will go to L-Istrina. Participants are encouraged to register for this Charity event by contact the Grand Hotel Excelsior Christmas desk on 21250520 or email

The Grand Hotel Excelsior is inviting the public to join them for its annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on December 1st. The event starts at 7pm and will bring together the well-known Irish classical musical group – The Priests.

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