The jolly old Santa Claus himself has been replaced this year on Melbourne's Chapel Street.

CLIENT: CHAPEL STREET PRECINCT
OUTLET: CHANNEL 7 NEWS

While the substitute won't be a drag, they will be in drag. It’s a display of both naughty and nice and it’s bringing traffic to a standstill and turning the heads of many shoppers on the shopping strip. Usually Old Saint Nick would visit the popular shopping district, however Chrissie Maus of Chapel Street Precinct Association told 7 News it was time for a change.

While the substitute won't be a drag, they will be in drag.

It’s a display of both naughty and nice and it’s bringing traffic to a standstill and turning the heads of many shoppers on the shopping strip.

Usually Old Saint Nick would visit the popular shopping district, however Chrissie Maus of Chapel Street Precinct Association told 7 News it was time for a change.