IT'S official - Christmas is underway in Southampton.

If you were away this weekend you might have missed out on all of the fun, but there was a fun-filled series of events in the city.

These included the Christmas lights being switched on, the city's ice rink being opened to its first skaters, and the Christmas markets returning to Above Bar Street.

Fortunately we were there to document it all, so you can click on the links below to read about what happened.