After an absence of a couple of years of inactivity, Lingfield found its Christmas mojo with a community inspired event that featured Santa.
He spent two hours in his grotto in Hair Design in East Grinstead Road meeting his young fans before he and his elves and helpers from Young Epilepsy and the Orpheus Centre at Godstone made the short walk to the Lingfield Tandoori in the village High Street where he switched on the Christmas tree.
Proceedings were conducted by Mark Carter of BBC Radio Surrey.
This was followed by carols sung by pupils of Lingfield Primary School.
Photos kevin black