RNLI St Ives Bring Father Christmas Into Town
Father Christmas gets a huge welcome in St Ives
They headed into the harbour with the man himself standing at the front of the boat.
The huge crowds that had gathered erupted into cheers and applause as the lifeboat went round the harbour so he could see everyone and say a very merry "Ho Ho Ho' to all the children.
After 10 minutes of seeing everyone, the crew brought him to shore where he boarded his sleigh which was then pulled round the town.
A fantastic evening for everyone and a big 'thank you' to Father Christmas for coming to St Ives.
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