Did you visit Father Christmas at the Ipswich Buttermarket in 2000?

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000 - Credit: Archant

In 2000, crowds of people came to see Father Christmas and his reindeer arrive at the Buttermarket.

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000 - Credit: Archant

People young and old lined the roadside as the big man in red travelled along Dogs Head Street in Ipswich, past the former Pals nightclub - now Revolution - to the Buttermarket in his sleigh.

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000 - Credit: Archant

It was a fun affair for all the family, with a parade headed by the Ipswich Sea Cadets adding to the atmosphere.

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000 - Credit: Archant

The procession led Father Christmas to his destination, where he met with hundreds of children all wanting to put in their present requests ahead of the big day.

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000 - Credit: Archant

This year, the Buttermarket shopping centre celebrated its 25th birthday, having first opened its doors to the public on October 1, 1992.

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000 - Credit: Archant

Were you one of the children who lined the streets that day? Do you remember meeting Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000?

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000

Crowds of people lined the streets to welcome Father Christmas at the Buttermarket in 2000 - Credit: Archant

To share you own pictures and memories with us, email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

Father Christmas moves through the town

Father Christmas moves through the town - Credit: Archant

Father Christmas moves through the town

Father Christmas moves through the town - Credit: Archant

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