Father Christmas moves into his grotto

MERRY Christmas everyone!That was the message from Father Christmas as he paraded through the streets of Ipswich. Supported by elves and with a police escort, Santa delighted the crowds as he passed on seasons greetings and handed out goodies to youngsters.

MERRY Christmas everyone!

That was the message from Father Christmas as he paraded through the streets of Ipswich.

Supported by elves and with a police escort, Santa delighted the crowds as he passed on seasons greetings and handed out goodies to youngsters.

Then it was off to his grotto in the Co-op department store in Carr Street.

Carl Flurrie, Coop senior sales manager, said: “Santa's parade is a big occasion for us. We always look forward to him coming to the store and the opening of the grotto.

“It's the start of Christmas.”

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Among the first to meet Father Christmas on SaturdayFor a full interview with the big man see James Marston's column in tomorrow's Evening Star.

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