CHRISTMAS arrived early in town with Artrix's festive Winter Weekender.

The recent sell out event saw children (as well as adults) wearing their cosiest pyjamas for the Polar Express Pyjama Party.

They were given a warm welcome into the festive foyer with a cup of hot chocolate, before enjoying a screening of the family favourite film.

After the film screening, a very special visitor in a big red suit popped by and gave out gifts to the children.

The pyjama party continued in the foyer with a DJ playing the best Christmas tunes, candy floss, face painting, and festive snacks in the cafe.

A spokesman said the event was a huge success.

Other activities included a number of live performances and shows from bands and musicians including legendary folk collective Quill.