Paws and claws turn out for photos with Santa at Hop Temple

HOPPED UP: Ballarat Wildlife Park General manager Julia Leonard and Mannager of Hop Temple Zac Hill with two-year-old wombat Georgie. Picture: Lachlan Bence.
HOPPED UP: Ballarat Wildlife Park General manager Julia Leonard and Mannager of Hop Temple Zac Hill with two-year-old wombat Georgie. Picture: Lachlan Bence.

Hop Temple and Ballarat Wildlife Park are giving Ballarat residents a chance to share the Christmas cheer with their furry friends and giving people an opportunity to meet Georgie the Wombat. 

Next Wednesday, December 13, a Santa Photo Booth will be set up in Hop Lane to give every man and his dog a chance to get a photo with Santa this festive season. 

There will also be carols performed by the Ballarat Brass Band, Christmas lights and a snow machine.

Hop Temple Manager Zac Hill said many people see their pets as part of the their family so Hop Temple wanted them included in the Christmas celebrations. 

“We can’t wait to see what sort of pets people bring down next week,” he said. 

“We love partnering with other local businesses and the Wildlife Park is a bit of a favourite of ours.”

FURRY: Cartoonist John Ditchburn likes the idea of a wombat at the pub.

FURRY: Cartoonist John Ditchburn likes the idea of a wombat at the pub.