Auckland police were seeing red on Saturday when they witnessed 30 drunken Santas fighting each other in a local car park.
The large group of people were heavily intoxicated, and believed to have been drinking since morning, police said in a statement.
A male and female Santa Claus were arrested and charged with disorderly behaviour.
The male was also charged with resisting arrest and threatening behaviour.
When I first saw this story I thought it was an urban legend from overseas, but delighted to see it is real and happened in Auckland. Must have been a great sight.