Santa paid a flying visit to Queenstown this week for a quick recce, before his real work begins on Christmas Eve.
He left his reindeer and sleigh behind to take to the skies with JAG Air for an aerobatics ride over the resort.
Santa tried to disguise himself with goggles and a helmet – but the red suit and white beard were dead giveaways.
A Lapland source says Father Christmas was here to “check out the area and plan his route for dropping off presents”.
So kids … Santa is watching – and there are only seven days left to be on your very best behaviour.