Special tuba sounds for Santa

There may more than the sound of sleigh bells heralding a night time visitor to your home this Christmas...

Mr Tuba

A Christmas visitor who is able to magically come down blocked up chimneys and slip unnoticed through locked patio doors will be making his annual visit to musical homes this year.

Special treat

And as a special treat, the visit of Santa (not the local burglar) may well be accompanied by the sound of a festive tuba — thanks to the magic elves at his Welsh depot in Cwmbran in south Wales.

Santa recently popped in to see Mr Tuba (otherwise known as Mark Carter — both above) who made him a special festive Eb tuba to play as he flies around the globe feasting on mince pies and carrots and dropping prezzies off for all of you who have been good boys and girls.

Unusual visitors

Mark told 4BR: "We have plenty of unusual visitors to see us each year at our workshops, but this was a little bit special.

Santa wanted a one-off customised Christmas tuba — and something that was far better than he had ever played before. We were more than happy to oblige — especially as he's an exceptional player!"

Santa wanted a one-off customised Christmas tuba — and something that was far better than he had ever played before. We were more than happy to oblige — especially as he's an exceptional player!Mr Tuba (aka Mark Carter)

Big, fun and the right colour

Mark added: Just to make sure he didn't cause too much of a fuss, he came at night and parked his sleigh outside to avoid the parking meter charges. As you can see, the instrument is big, fun and the right colour."

Local residents later reported hearing a low pitched version of 'Joy to the World' over their homes...

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