Santa wows Carrbrook kids

SANTA Claus may be on a whistle stop tour of the word but that did not stop him making many children’s Christmas dreams.

The man himself, along with two of his elves, was star attraction at the festive switch-on event at the village’s Institute and he was more than happy to see those who wanted to meet him.

Dozens of people attended as Dinky Discos entertained, with Annie Love helping conduct a family-inclusive version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Simon Smirk, of Buckton Vale Institute, said: “The light switch on last night was a great success.

“We opened at 6.30pm with Dinky Discos doing the entertainment before we went outside to do the countdown for the light switch on at 7pm.

“At 8pm, Santa and two of his elves arrived. There were lots of excited young children got chance to go and see Santa and were each given a selection box.

“Santa then had to set off back to the North Pole with his elves at about 8.45pm.”

The Institute visit was not Father Christmas’ only visit to Carrbrook. On Saturday, December 18, he will be in a grotto at the YouCan Community Garden on Crowswood Drive.

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