This is the beginning of the story of Christmas in Ballinamore.
On Saurday Santa visited Ballinamore to say an early hello to the children.
He arrived in a fire engine because the reindeers are resting up before their big ride on Christmas Eve.
Santa was invited by the Ballinamore Business Association to visit.
He knows where Ballinamore is because there are soooo many good kids living here.
I took some photos … some of them are a bit blurry … I think the Christmas elves were playing with my camera.
The children had a big cheer for Santa and got to say hello to him.
Everyone got a bag of sweets.
I think I recognise quite a few children from their visits to my house on Halloween … I could be wrong as they were in costume then.
The Mums and Dads and other grown ups had a nice time as well … although it was very very cold and icy outside.
I hope you’ve all sent you letters and wishes to Santa.
Many thanks to Santas helper … Santa said thank you to her as well.