The countdown to Christmas started in Wilmslow this evening as hundreds of people braved the cold to see the town's Christmas lights switched on.
Young and old gathered in Bank Square to see Hollyoaks star Ashley Taylor Dawson switched on the lights.
Before the switch on crowds lined the streets to watch Santa proceed through the town centre on his sleigh drawn by his favourite reindeer, much to the delight of the children.
Santa was joined on his sleigh by lucky competition winners, eight year old Thomas Culwick and his brother George, aged 6.
At Bank Square the crowd were entertained with performances from local acts, including Ewan Sim, Drew Selby, Fast Exit and The Magic Voices choir.
The event was organised by Wilmslow Business Group Events team with Wilmslow Town Council having funded the Christmas lights.
Earlier in the day various community groups, including Rockit, Alderley & Wilmslow Musical Theatre Group, Oakmere Singers, Wilmslow High School Choir and Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra, performed in venues around the town to encourage visitors to come into the town centre during the day.