Santa and the zip wire, by Fred and Sangeeta

VIDEO: Santa was literally dropping in at the Broad Street Mall shopping centre in Reading, abseiling down a rope from the lofty heights of the roof. And then his beard became entangled in the rope!

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Santa Claus stuck on a zip wire

The switching on of the Christmas lights at the Broad Street Mall in Reading was even more exciting than usual - after Santa entered through the roof for the grand event and his beard got stuck in the zip wire.