Grand Hyatt Goa in collaboration with Harley Davidson Owners Group – Goa organized the 5th edition of the Santa Run through the streets of the capital city.
The celebratory ride began during the midday hours of Sunday where a group of over 40 enthusiastic Harley Davidson riders from across Goa along with their family members, roared through the streets all dressed up as Santa Claus. The bikers rode through the streets of Miramar – Panjim Church – Old Goa Ponda Bypass – Old Goa Church Square – Old Goa Ponda Bypass – Goa Medical College where enthusiastic onlookers got a glimpse of this spectacular sight.
The convoy of Santa Claus riders were also joined by the children of Bethesda Life Centre. While the joyful ride culminated at Grand Hyatt Goa, the celebrations had only just begun. The team at Grand Hyatt Goa had organized a special party with a bouncy castle, trampoline and a whole lot of games for the Santa riders and kids of the hotel employees. The get-together was brought to a befitting end with a special visit by Santa Claus who came riding to the venue on a Harley Davidson.
On bookmarking its 5th edition of Harley Santa Run, Jaco Le Roux, Area Vice President Leisure Hotels, India & General Manager, Grand Hyatt Goa said, Together with GHG and the HOG family, we are so proud to be able to host this annual iconic event for the fifth time this year. The idea was born one night when we were sitting around a fireplace having Christmas dinner and earlier in the evening, witnessed beautiful Christmas Carol singing by young kids. In spirit of the values of Grand Hyatt Goa and the Goa Harley community we wanted to create something where we could do something special for kids who don’t get to enjoy Christmas as we all do. And so, this fun, colorful and high – energy event came to life; that we could do annually and hopefully become an iconic moment In Goa, every last Sunday before Christmas.
Elaborating further on this occasion, Carlos Fermino, Director, Harley Owners Group Chapter Goa said, This is my third year participating in the annual Santa run and this year as the present Director of the Goa chapter of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) it makes me feel proud and grateful to be a part of the team planning it. H.O.G is involved in many social activities but this particular charity ride in partnership with the Grand Hyatt is very close to my heart as it brings the Christmas spirit and joy to children who need it the most. The rumble of the motorcycles ridden by Santas creates a unique feeling of excitement and coupled with the fun Christmas party held at the hotel leaves a lasting positive memory in the minds of the children. I hope to continue to be a part of this wonderful tradition and I thank Harley-Davidson and the Grand Hyatt for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this initiative to give back to society.
All in all, it was a jubilant evening of delicious treats, christmas goodies, fun games and wholesome vibes shared over lots of laughter and love between the riders and kids before they took off for the Christmas weekend.