A popular Christmas event featuring jolly St Nick will be returning to a North East town next month.

Santa on Wheels will be returning to bring Christmas cheer to Stockton from December 14 to December 17.

The event, organised by Stockton Borough Council, will see an open-top bus sporting Santa Claus tour the borough.

The bus will travel to a different area of the borough each night.

In previous years, the event has visited Billingham, Grangefield, Hardwick, Hilton, Ingleby Barwick, Norton, Roseworth, Stillington, Stockton Town Centre, Thornaby, Whitton Village, Yarm and many more.

Those looking forward to taking part in the festivities need only to wait on the side of the road to observe the bus.

Children will be able to wave to and greet Santa and his elves as they make their way across the town.

A Stockton Borough Council spokesperson said: "Santa on Wheels returns to the Borough once more aboard his magical Santa bus.

"Make sure you give him a wave as he passes by.

"More information on routes and timings coming soon!"