You better watch out,

You better not cry,

You better not pout,

I'm telling you why,

Santa Claus is coming to town.

In a year in which we've all seen a lot less people than usual, fewer sightings of Santa have no doubt occurred.

With this in mind, the Daily Echo shares a selection of pictures of the jolly big man in Hampshire through the years.

Each December, after almost 12 months of laying-low, the sleigh is dusted off and the reindeer fed – Father Christmas has to get to various events and grottoes somehow.

These pictures prove that he managed it and that once again, Santa Claus is coming to town.