SLIDESHOW: Festive fun had by all across the Dearne this Christmas

CHRISTMAS is a time for celebration, and people from across the Dearne have done plenty of celebrating in the past few weeks.

Times photographers were there to record the fun and festivity in schools, church halls, parks and high streets, at events that often provided much-needed funds for charities or organisations.

Back l-r Susan Cunningham, teacher and hamper co-ordinator, Hannah Roebuck, 18, Emily Fisher, 16, PCSO Craig White, Beth Hirst, 17, Alex Pepper, 17 and Pat Ward, Headteacher. Front l-r Alice Monfredi, 16 and Rosie Bright, 17, prepare to deliver over 80 hampers designed and made by students at Wath Comprehensive. Picture: Marie Caley S0420MC

Back l-r Susan Cunningham, teacher and hamper co-ordinator, Hannah Roebuck, 18, Emily Fisher, 16, PCSO Craig White, Beth Hirst, 17, Alex Pepper, 17 and Pat Ward, Headteacher. Front l-r Alice Monfredi, 16 and Rosie Bright, 17, prepare to deliver over 80 hampers designed and made by students at Wath Comprehensive. Picture: Marie Caley S0420MC

Here is a chance for you to glimpse some of the seasonal activities our readers have been getting involved with - and Santa was certainly kept busy dashing about the Dearne to meet his young, and not so young, fans.

Enjoy all the smiling faces.