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Santa waves to the crowd

IN PICTURES! The festive season gets underway as Santa arrives in Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough embraced Christmas cheer this weekend as Santa arrived in Scarborough Harbour

The event, which has become one of the unofficial starts to Christmas in the town and was watched by hundreds of people who lined the harbourside for St. Nick’s arrival.

After arriving by boat, Santa transferred to the more traditional transport of his sleigh which then, accompanied by the cast of this year’s YMCA pantomime Cinderella in full costume, paraded up Eastborough to St Thomas Street and onto Castle Road before coming to a halt outside Boyes on Queen Street where he made the final move to his grotto.

Santa will be in residence at the store every weekend until Christmas and may be seen between the hours of Thursday 1-5pm, Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10.30am-12.30pm and 1-3.30pm.