A RECORD breaking attempt to get as many people dressed as elves in one place will be held in Daventry.
The event has been organised by the Daventry Business Partnership (DBP) in a bid to promote festive shopping in the town and to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. The elves will be going on a walk around the town centre on Saturday, December and will start at London Road and finish at Bowen Square.
This will be followed by Santa’s Grotto where children will be able to visit Father Christmas and ask him for presents.
The manager of the DBP, Sally Halson, said: “The idea is we want to get the town into the Guinness Book of World Records.
“However, we have Santa’s Grotto in the town centre and we were thinking of a way to try to make this a bigger and better event. We thought that this was a way of bringing a bit of fun into Christmas as it can be a stressful time for some.”
The current record holder is New York which had 607 people dressed as elves, however the towns of Nenagh, in Northern Ireland, and Bridgend, in South Wales, both claimed to have beaten the record last year with 936 elves.
Mrs Halson added: “It is an attempt to help bring more people into the town during the festive period and provide a boost for the businesses in the area.
“In the coming days, we will be looking to approach local schools and businesses to see whether they will want to get involved in the event.
“We are hopeful we will get as many people as possible to don a hat, wear a costume and join us for part of a record- breaking attempt.”
A location for Santa’s Grotto have yet to be announced with more details to follow.
People are being asked to register their interest in taking part in advance rather than turning up on the day as this will help in determining whether a record has been set.
For anyone wishing to take part call the DBP on 01327 828391 or email email@example.com