In pictures: Festive fun as crowds descend on London for Santacon

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and festive spirits were high during Santacon London 2018.

Revellers donned their Santa suits and other Christmas outfits for the annual tradition, which is described by organisers as “non-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-sensical”.

The good news for the real Father Christmas, if he was among those attending, is he has more than a fortnight to recover before the hard work really begins.

People in Santa costumes
It was a fine day in the capital as Santas arrived en masse (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Santacon London 2018
King’s Cross was packed out as revellers flocked to the city (Victoria Jones/PA)
Man in Santa costume climbs sign
Some hi-jinks outside the railway station (Victoria Jones/PA)
People in Santa costumes on escalator
Even Santa has to take the Tube sometimes (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Santa buys an Underground ticket
And he has to queue for his ticket just like other passengers (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Man dressed as Christmas bauble
One of the more unusual costumes seen during the day (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Woman with Christmas-themed hat
This woman took a colourful approach for her outfit (Victoria Jones/PA)
Santacon London 2018
As day turned to night, Trafalgar Square became the centre of the party (Gareth Fuller/PA)
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