Santa was spotted in Huntington earlier this month.
Following a successful PTA Christmas fair at Huntington Primary School, Santa climbed aboard his sleigh and, with his reindeer, led a parade of hundreds of residents with homemade lanterns.
The parade ended at The Green where everyone was greeted by Chester Training Band and tucked into mince pies and other snacks whilst listening to the primary school choir singing Christmas carols.
Cllr Mark Williams said: “This is just another example of our local communities working together to produce something really fantastic. A great job by Huntington Parish Council and Huntington CP school for working so well together and producing a first class event.
Reverend Chris Blunt then spoke of the reason why we celebrate Christmas.
Lord Mayor of Chester Hugo Deynem then led the crowd in a countdown which culminated in the switching on of the Christmas tree lights.
Chairman of Huntington Parish Council Cllr Roy Shelton said: “The Christmas lights switch-on has grown and grown in terms of attendance over the past few years as has our Remembrance Sunday parade and summer fete. These events don’t happen without the fantastic efforts and hard work by many local residents - well done all and thank you. A big thank you also to our sponsors of the Christmas event Walkers Nursery, Redrow, Stagecoach Coach Company and Spicy.com.
“On behalf of the parish council we wish all of our residents, businesses and sponsors a very merry Christmas and prosperous new year.”