Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum - or at least a cola! There was no treasure to be had but lots of fun, at the annual Island Bar Treasure Hunt in Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island. It's the seventh annual hunt the bar has organised and involved teams solving 78 clues around a two-hour route on Sunday afternoon. The purse was HK$17,500 for Operation Santa Claus. Sixteen teams of four adults - plus children - walked over hills and along pathways after 'some very silly clues', said Dan Peterson, one of the bar's directors. They then returned to the bar as Lamma's very own Santa was carried through Main Street on a sedan chair by a band of merry elves accompanied by a host of children dressed as reindeer. 'Every year we have done the treasure hunt and it's always been successful,' Mr Peterson said. 'It's always enjoyed by participants - a real family outing. We create the clues from signs, trees, house numbers, anything we can use. 'We like Operation Santa Claus because there's none better we know of to serve so many in the community. The 27 charities and the five themes are a great concept. There's youngsters, the aged and it bridges a lot of areas of need in the community.' The night before the treasure hunt, the bar held a Christmas musical quiz and on December 23 there will be the Wandering Minstrels - a group of children playing instruments along with the talented Fiddler Dave, who will make their way through Yung Shue Wan from 6pm onwards, collecting donations along the way. 'What strikes us every year is how forthcoming the community of Yung Shue Wan is. It's a community with a really generous heart,' Mr Peterson said. The treasure hunt was won by 'The Deadly Codfishes' with 75 out of 78 clues answered correctly.