Santa's James Bond-style arrival - and The Grinch came too

Torbay Weekly

Father Christmas made a splash when he  - and the Grinch - arrived in Torquay.

The spectacular James Bond-style arrival amazed onlookers as Santa Claus and his miserable mate made their way to their Yuletide home at the grotto at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel on The Terrace.

First, they sped around the bay on the Raptor speed boat, which was supplied by Torquay Water Sports - chaperoned by Elves on Jetskis courtesy of Jet Set Go.

Then they took to horseback to make their way along the main Torquay seafront.

A Hampton by Hilton spokesman said: "The idea behind Santa’s arrival was to give the people of Torquay an uplifting day. The children have had the excitement of Christmas snatched away from the for two years due to Covid. Therefore we wanted to give it back this year. Both adults and children loved the event."