TWINKLING lights and real reindeer will hail the arrival of Christmas this week.
The season will descend on Dalton Park shopping outlet, on Saturday when Santa, his sleigh and helpers enter the shopping outlet.
The colourful parade, at 11am, will kick off weeks of festive fun at the park in Murton, and the early arrival of late night shopping.
Surprise shows will take place, with appearances from characters including the sugarplum fairy and a toy soldier to get young and old in the Christmas spirit.
The lights switch on will take place at 6pm, followed by a fireworks display .
The festivities include a Christmas food market on Saturday, November 16.
For more information, call 526 6157 or visit www.dalton-park.co.uk.