TALENTED performers from the Song and Dance Factory produced plenty of festive sparkle in Brookfield over the weekend.

The village’s annual children’s Christmas party went down a treat on Saturday, with little ones from across the area enjoying festive fun and games.

Around 55 children took to the dancefloor with friends and were delighted by the entertainment.

And there was of course a very special visit from Santa Claus himself who gave out gifts to all the well behaved children at the event.

Partygoers ranging from five weeks to 10 years old enjoyed the fun.

Parents with young children also got involved singing, dancing and telling Christmas stories.

Carol Biggins, who is a member of Brookfield Community Council, which organised the event, told The Gazette: “For some of the children this was their first Christmas and their first ever festive party.

“The children were clearly having a lot of fun and there were various elements to the Song and Dance Factory’s entertainment, such as playing with mini drumsticks and themes of being on a magic island.

“Kids were also delighted with their gifts from Santa, which ranged from books, Playdough, lip balm, puzzles and crafts.

“The children’s party comes a week after our lights switch on in the town, where we had a tree kindly given to us by the nearby Gowanlea Nursery.

“This is the third year they have donated a tree to us, which is much appreciated.”

The festivities are set to continue in Brookfield with a Christmas Carol Service set to take place on Sunday, December 17.

An afternoon cheese and wine get together will also take place on December 27 from 2pm at the village hall.

Rounding off the year will be the Hogmanay dance.

Tickets are still available and can be ordered by contacting brookfieldvpa@gmail.com