Look who came to town

Santa with some of the Christmas Tree committee, including longest-serving helper Frank Fieldsend, third left.
Santa with some of the Christmas Tree committee, including longest-serving helper Frank Fieldsend, third left.

Santa made an early visit to Market Rasen on Christmas Eve.

Hundreds of children waited eagerly for his arrival – and they weren’t disappointed.

Seamus Pemberton with Santa

Seamus Pemberton with Santa

Each of the little ones was given a gift, with the help of the Market Rasen Christmas Tree committee – a Market Rasen tradition stretching back more than 60 years.

The children also received oranges and apples, courtesy of the town’s Co-op and Tesco stores.

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Leona Burke poses for a picture with Santa

Leona Burke poses for a picture with Santa

Wide-eyed Leon Jacques gets his gift

Wide-eyed Leon Jacques gets his gift

Hannah and Samantha Howson get their gifts

Hannah and Samantha Howson get their gifts

Three-week-old Harrison Guilfoyle was Santa's youngest visitor, pictured with mum Megan

Three-week-old Harrison Guilfoyle was Santa's youngest visitor, pictured with mum Megan

Georgia Twigg and dad Steve had a quick word with Santa

Georgia Twigg and dad Steve had a quick word with Santa

Declan Pemberton with Santa

Declan Pemberton with Santa

The fairground organ gave a festive feel as children waited in line to see Santa

The fairground organ gave a festive feel as children waited in line to see Santa

Santa with Rhys Jacques

Santa with Rhys Jacques

First in the queue for Santa was George Pemberton

First in the queue for Santa was George Pemberton