Santa serves festive spirit
Mulled wine, mince pies, carols, a visit from Santa and gifts for the kids - all part of the annual christmas tree lighting ceremony, which took place as usual on Brookmans Park's Bradmore Green on Saturday night.
It's the fifth year that the Brookmans Park Rotary Club has organised the event.
The earlier timing of the event meant that there were far more families with small children than in previous years when the ceremony has been held later in the evening and on a weekday.
When Santa arrived he was swamped by small children eager for presents. Police were forced to divert traffic in order to ensure the safety of the crowds.
29 November 2008
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