CHRISTMAS came to Nailsworth with the whole town getting into the festive spirit.

Nailsworth Noel, the town’s highly popular start to Christmas shopping, bought seasonal joy to hundreds of families.

Starting with a Christmas parade, it also included a classic car show, Santa’s grotto, a family fun fair, farmers’ market with food, drink and crafts, Mr Brown’s steam engine and a river of light illuminating the town stream.

The fun began last night when Mr and Mrs Claus started the festive parade from Station Road with children from Nailsworth Primary School.

Pictures by Simon Pizzey.