It’s feeling a lot like Christmas!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Wakefield.

Everywhere you go there are people taking part in festive events.

Hendal headteacher Christine Platts with her young helpers

Hendal headteacher Christine Platts with her young helpers

Wakefield Rotary Club have done a fundraising drive around Sandal on a sleigh built by inmates at Wakefield Jail.

Meanwhile students from the Priory Centre in Crofton have made Christmas cakes and donated them to the Salvation Army at Castleford.

The Ridings shopping centre even had live reindeer in the mall for children to pet and feed. And earlier in the month about 60 pensioners from Kettlethorpe were treated to a traditional Christmas lunch at Hendal Primary School. The event was paid for by a £500 donation from Asda. The meal was served by children from the school.

Sandal Methodist Church has also held its third Christmas Tree Festival. The two-day event, which takes place every two years, features a church lined with Christmas trees, which have been decorated by various church groups, from the toddlers to Men’s Circle.

Sandal Methodist Church has held its third Christmas Tree Festival. The event, which takes place every two years, celebrates with a church lined with Christmas trees decorated by various church groups, from the toddlers to Men's Circle.

Sandal Methodist Church has held its third Christmas Tree Festival. The event, which takes place every two years, celebrates with a church lined with Christmas trees decorated by various church groups, from the toddlers to Men's Circle.

Nursery children and Rainbows and Brownies sang at the event.

Are you doing a Christmas event? If so please send your pictures to editorial@wakefieldexpress.co.uk

Santa will be out with a team of snowmen collecting for Rotary charities when he tours Wakefield streets next week in a sleigh specially made for him in the workshops at Wakefield Prison.

Santa will be out with a team of snowmen collecting for Rotary charities when he tours Wakefield streets next week in a sleigh specially made for him in the workshops at Wakefield Prison.

A girl pets a reindeer at The Ridings

A girl pets a reindeer at The Ridings