The spirit of Christmas got into full swing in Enniskillen at the weekend.

There was plenty of fun and festive celebrations in Erneside Shopping Centre on Friday night as young and old came out to see Santa Claus make his grand entrance. Arriving by train and escorted by a variety of charming Christmas characters, Santa greeted excited spectators as he made his way to his grotto where he will now reside until Christmas Eve.

Then on Saturday evening there was a massive crowd in the town centre for the switching on of the Christmas lights with Santa arriving this time on the Winter Wonderland Polar Express.

There was lots of entertainment at the Diamond with live music while the chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council welcomed everyone to the switching on of the lights.