In pictures: Santa and his reindeer visit Lincoln

Santa and his reindeer had a flying visit to Lincoln on Thursday evening, December 8, as he crossed the city centre in his sleigh.

The visit began in Bailgate at 6pm and the procession moved down Steep Hill though to the High Street onto Cornhill.

They arrived at the Christmas tree in Cornhill, where the 6 Cairngorm reindeer stopped to have a snack and be admired until 8pm.

The money raised from children taking photos with Santa and his sleigh and reindeer will go to the local branch of family support charity HomeStart.

Photos by Dominic Clark for The Lincolnite