ALL PICTURES: David Francis

VISITORS were able to get up and close with two real reindeer and delve into the Christmas story during a festive event in Prestatyn.

A Traditional Christmas was held in the town on Saturday, November 30.

Hundreds of people flocked to the festive celebration. Father Christmas popped into his Prestatyn grotto, there were snow falls in the Vicarage Gardens as well as food and craft stalls.

A Living Nativity gave visitors a chance to delve into the real Christmas story.

Rachael Astle, of Prestatyn Town Council, said: "Hundreds of people attended. Lyons Holiday Parks kindly donated the use of their land train.

"We had reindeer, Father Christmas, craft activities and Cytûn: Churches Together in Wales, did the Living Nativity which was really good.

"We had Santa's elves, a Christmas market, live music, a treasure hunt and Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Sven from Frozen also paid a visit. The children absolutely loved seeing them."

Prestatyn had its light switch-on event on November 27.

Pupils from Ysgol Melyd, Ysgol Penmorfa, Ysgol Clawdd Offa and Bodnant Community School sang festive tunes for audiences. Mind Music also delighted the crowds.

Cllr Tony Flynn, mayor of Prestatyn, switched on the lights alongside eight-year-old Ysgol Clawdd Offa pupil, Heath.

Rachael added: "We had a countdown, local businesses donated mince pies and chocolates.

"Heath has a severe form of epilepsy.

"His friends and very supportive and his mum, Yvonne, praised class three at Ysgol Clawdd Offa and teacher Miss Davenport.

"His friends have helped him settle in."