Thousands Suit Up for Great Santa Run Las Vegas to Benefit Opportunity Village

Downtown Las Vegas was overrun by thousands of people dressed as Santa (8,725, to be exact) to help raise funds for nonprofit Opportunity Village. This year’s Kringle-Palooza was held on Dec. 6, 2014.

Great Santa Run Las Vegas
That’s a lot of faux fur fringe, baby.

This year’s Great Santa Run marks the 10th anniversary of the event in Las Vegas.

Great Santa Run
Yes, there was a Santa goat. It’s still Vegas.

The 8,725 participants were down about 3,000 in number from 2013. Who cares? This isn’t about counting, it’s about having a blast.

Great Santa Run
Some run. Some walk. Many get beard rashes.

The weather was beautiful and unseasonably warm for the popular event.

This year’s event was hosted by reality TV star Holly Madison, and The Chippendales served as Grand Marshals.

Great Santa Run
Which part of “This event takes place in Las Vegas” didn’t you get?

Opportunity Village is one of Las Vegas’ best-known charities, providing support to many with intellectual disabilities.

Santa Run 2014
This is how we hydrate after a 5k in Vegas, baby.

Find out more about Opportunity Village at the organization’s official site.

Enjoy more exclusive pics of one of the quirkiest events in Vegas, the Great Santa Run to benefit Opportunity Village.

2014 Las Vegas Great Santa Run