Santa was in Northcote this weekend, paying an early visit to the Pankoaki Brotherhood of Melbourne ‘O Ippocratis’.

To get everyone into the festive spirit, children sang Christmas carols, entertaining their parents and grandparents while waiting anxiously for Santa’s arrival.

He soon turned up at the brotherhood’s headquarters, where he handed out gifts to children both and young old with the help of Mrs Claus.

After receiving and opening their gifts, the children hit the floor with a spectacular show to give thanks.