Santa spotted doing last minute shopping at Asda, attempts to blend in with camouflaged tartan suit

With Christmas Eve fast approaching, Santa has been spotted trying to get some last minute shopping done by visiting his favourite Asda store in Toryglen.

As his little helpers work flat out to ensure that children across Scotland and the rest of the world get all the presents on their Christmas wish lists, Santa has called on his friends at Asda for a little help, and in a bid to protect his privacy, Asda has created a special tartan Santa suit to help him blend into his surroundings.

Luckily Asda had some fantastic tartan bedding on hand from this year’s George Christmas range and their own little helpers worked harder than the elves to craft the perfect suit for Santa.

Unfortunately, word of Santa’s top secret shop spread and he was spotted by the paparazzi browsing the store on Prospecthill Road. At just 2,370 miles from the North Pole, Asda Toryglen is a mere pit stop for Santa compared to the nearly 317m miles he travels during Christmas Eve.

Santa was even spotted checking in with Toryglen’s number one Christmas helper, store community champion, Liz Arbuckle.

Throughout the year, Liz has been working hard to help her community, including throwing a well-deserved Christmas party for volunteers from local charity LEAP. In recognition of Liz’s hard work, Santa assured her that she was at the top of his ‘nice’ list.

Liz Arbuckle said: “Santa is a big friend of ours at Asda and we always like to roll out the red carpet. He’s been really busy this year making sure he makes everyone’s Christmas special so he wanted to make his annual shop more of a secret this year, so he could shop in peace.

“When he asked if we could make him a “camouflaged” tartan suit, we realised we have some fantastic tartan George bedding on sale this year so we grabbed them and our sewing kits and went to work!”

After spending some time in the store collecting must-have presents for local children, Santa let out a jolly ‘ho ho ho’ when asked if he needed a 5p carrier bag to carry back to his sleigh, and instead popped his presents in his Santa sack and the presents were popped in for the elves to wrap back in the North Pole.

When approached for a comment, Santa politely declined as he had to rush back home for some last minute preparations. With only 12 days to go, the countdown to Christmas is on.

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