FATHER Christmas and some festive alpacas helped to bring festive spirit to Painswick.

Extending Goodwill To All was this year's festive night theme, with Santa donating gifts to the Salvation Army for families in need.

Visitors enjoyed children's games, craft stalls, hot food and a few special surprises last night.

Santa made an appearance at 6pm in St Mary’s churchyard before leading school children in a beautiful lantern parade.

Pictures by Simon Pizzey