Kai joins Santa for a festive ride

Rotherham Reindeer. Competition winner  Kai Brown rides with Santa through Rotherham  on a reindeer drawn sleigh
Rotherham Reindeer. Competition winner Kai Brown rides with Santa through Rotherham on a reindeer drawn sleigh
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LUCKY youngster Kai Brown was able to enter into the Christmas spirit in a way most children can only dream of...

The six-year-old won a competition to ride alongside Santa on a reindeer-drawn sleigh.

A crowd looked on as he rode through Rotherham, accompanied by his parents.

When the festive journey reached its end, Kai was then further rewarded by a trip to Santa’s Grotto, where he received more gifts.

Dawn Campbell, from Rotherham Council, which organised the event, said: “Kai’s name was pulled from a competition he entered in which children had to fill in the words ‘red’ and ‘reindeer’ to complete the phrase ‘Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer’.”

Kai was one of more than 60 entrants and prizes also included family tickets to the production of Jack and the Beanstalk at the community theatre in Rotherham.

The reindeer are based in Lincolnshire, and available for hire from Reindeer for Christmas.