These pictures from the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade will bring you Christmas cheer

Regent Street in London was closed off to vehicles for a very important reason on Sunday. The second annual Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade saw some of our favourite TV and film characters take part in a 1.5 mile parade in the area surrounding Hamleys' flagship store.

Crowds flooded to the area as children and adults waited to meet their favourite characters and watch entertainment from a stage outside the store.

Forget celebrity red carpet photos, let's take a look at who braved the cold and showed up to this Christmas extravaganza.

The Hamleys elves were in attendance, keeping everyone in check.

(John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)


Peppa Pig and a Lego man made an appearance from the top of a double decker bus.

(John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)

Danger Mouse was representing the old school kids characters...

(John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)

... as were the Power Rangers.

Power Rangers (John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)

The Ghostbusters protected the crowd from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

(John Stillwell/PA)
(John Stillwell/PA)

Huge balloon versions of some recognisable faces paraded through the streets.

For us, the parade officially signalled the beginning of Christmas. Bring on the festive spirit!

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