HUNDREDS of people packed out Woodley town centre to greet Santa at the annual Christmas Extravaganza on Sunday.
The jolly fellow stole the show when he arrived with his reindeer but there was also music, dancing, circus acts and craft, trade and charity stalls for the whole family to enjoy.
Throughout the day, the main stage was home to live entertainment from local groups including Berzerk, Starlet dance school, Steppin Out Stars of Tomorrow, the Rock Choir and Beechwood Primary School.
The event opened with welcoming speeches from Wokingham Borough Mayor cllr Parry Batth and Woodley Town Council deputy mayor cllr Jenny Cheng.
Many local groups had charity stalls including members of St John Bosco church, Scouts and Guides and the Rotary Club. The Woodley and Earley Lions ran a human fruit machine.
Local businesses also had stalls to allow visitors to enjoy some Christmas shopping while supporting Woodley businesses.
Jamie Chandler, from Sweet Treatz had a stall at the event. He said: “It was really good. There was a great Christmas atmosphere.
“I think there must have been over a thousand people there.
“I’ve been to the event before but never taken part. It was very successful for us and I will definitely take part again.
“It’s an amazing event with lovely people and is very well organised.”