Festive cheer was in the air as the iconic Christmas lights at Doncaster Deaf School were turned on.
Scores of residents wrapped up warm and turned out in force to watch the South Yorkshire High Sheriff John Holt and his wife Lynn who helped children and students light up the Doncaster Deaf Trust.
Members of the Lions Club also brought along man of the moment Father Christmas on their charity sleigh.
Children queued up to meet Father Christmas ahead of the festive switch on.
Bobbie Roberts, chair of trustees at Doncaster Deaf Trust, said: “Our annual Christmas lights switch on seems to get bigger and better each year.
“We were thrilled that South Yorkshire High Sheriff, John Holt and his wife Lynn could join us to formally switch the lights on.
“The Lions brought Father Christmas to the event and our children and pupils were delighted to see him.
“The Trust’s caterers, Sodexo, kept people warm with hot chocolate, coffee and tasty biscuits.
“It was a great event and our thanks go to all those who attended.”
Following the switch on on Wednesday pupils from Doncaster Deaf Trust continued the festive cheer with a carol singing session for shoppers.
Pupils sang popular Christmas tunes using British Sign Language.