RUDOLPH, elf and a brass band accompanied Santa at Retford town lock.
There to greet him was a party led by the Chairman of Bassetlaw Council David Challinor. The group then cruised up the Chesterfield Canal, during which Santa gave presents to the children.
You too can go for a cruise organised by the Chesterfield Canal Trust using their trip boat the Seth Ellis.
There will be a gift for every child and a mince pie and a drink for every adult. It costs £6 per person.
There will be trips running all day every Saturday and Sunday from 3rd to 18th December. They leave from the Hop Pole pub on the A620, Welham Road.
For bookings, ring 07925 851569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.