SANTA made a special visit to a Christmas party for foster families.
Foster families from across County Durham, including East Durham, joined in the fun with a Christmas disco and festive games.
Little ones were rewarded with a visit from the jolly man himself who was accompanied by Rudolph and joined in a special version of Jingle Bells with the foster families.
Almost 200 people joined in the Durham County Council-organised party, a celebration of foster families across the county and the support they provide.
Anyone interested in fostering can contact the council’s fostering service by calling: 03000 269400 or visiting www.durham.gov.uk