YOUNGSTERS at a nursery had a special visitor.
Children at the nursery run by North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust at the University Hospital of Hartlepool enjoyed a visit by Santa.
The children received presents from Santa and proud parents and their families enjoyed a Christmas show, before the day was finished off with a Christmas party.
Childcare co-ordinator Margaret Hayden said: “Christmas is always a magical time for the children and this added some extra sparkle to the nursery. Everyone had a wonderful time, meeting Santa and singing festive songs.
“The children were wonderful in the Christmas play – I’m sure we have some very proud parents. It was lovely for families to join together to start the Christmas celebrations.”