Inspired by Santa’s intrepid journey from home to home, and the generous food offerings left out for him, Wimbledon-based pub the Hand in Hand have organised a challenge that’ll have you heaving all the way home.

On average, Father Christmas is the undisputed Mince Pie eating champion, reported to eat 36,890,654 every Christmas Eve. As munching through the whole night isn’t an option, the challenge is to eat as many mince pies as you can in just three minutes.

The event takes place on Monday, December 15. Registration costs £2, and includes a free Santa hat and even a guest appearance from the great man himself.

If you fancy pushing your stomach to the limit and ensuring that any people who witness you doing this never look you in the eye again, email All proceeds will go to Merton Mencap

We wish you the very best of luck…