On Saturday, Eastleigh town centre kick started the festive season with its Christmas lights switch-on event, which saw families from in and around Eastleigh enjoying the festivities throughout the day and evening.
The town centre was a hive of activity, both High Street and Market Street were lined with stalls from the community market whilst the Sainsbury's precinct was home to the special Christmas market which was a great place to look for Christmas gifts.
Fair ground rides were open to children of all ages on Leigh Road Recreation Ground and performers from Happy's circus entertained the crowds.
The Mayor, Councillor Cynthia Garton, enjoyed wandering around the stalls and chatting to locals.
Festive music filled the air as people browsed the market stalls and shops around the town centre.
As it grew dark, crowds gathered on Leigh Road recreation park to watch Santa and the Mayor countdown to the big switch-on.
Santa officially started Christmas as he pushed the button and the lights lit up the town.