Hundreds of people attended the annual arrival of Father Christmas at Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands on Saturday.
Crowds lined the entrance to watch the jolly old fella arrive on a horse-drawn carriage, followed by his magical elves and the cast of the Milton Keynes Theatre panto.
As ‘snow’ filled the air, Snow White sang on stage as Sanata spoke to the boys and girls before taking up residency in his grotto.
Customers also took to the ice as the outdoor ice skating rink was opened.
James Frost, managing director at Frosts Garden Centres, said: “This is the biggest ever year for Christmas at Frosts and we have done everything possible to make this a real family experience unlike anything in Milton Keynes.
“We now look forward to the run-up to the big day and the many activities and events we have between now and then.”