THERE were festive outfits galore at Broadstone Christmas Parade on Saturday afternoon.

The popular annual event saw participants dress up as The Grinch, toy soldiers, reindeer and even Christmas presents.

The parade led by Father Christmas started at 1.30pm and featured schools, local groups and societies.

After the parade, Father Christmas visits his grotto outside Broadstone Methodist Church, but rather than give presents, he instead receives them from children to give to the Ted Webster Family Center.

Broadstone Christmas Parade was started in 1969 by Broadstone Chamber of Trade and has run every year since.