CHRISTMAS came early to thecentre:mk as jolly old St Nick made his way to the grotto in time for the festive season.
With hundreds of excited children lining his route, Santa Claus directed his sleigh from Marks & Spencer through the shopping centre before settling in Middleton Hall to officially get the Christmas festivities under way.
Milton Keynes Orchestra struck up the band to play Christmas carols for a sing-along, while some got in line for the first train rides and trips out on to the specially-built ice rink.
To visit Santa in his grotto, to book a ride on the train or a skate on the ice rink, visit www.thecentremk.com or call 08445 449660.
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