FATHER Christmas has taken up residence at a Whitley Bay coffee shop.
Children can visit Santa at his grotto in Runamokka cafe and soft play, in Whitley Road, until Christmas Eve.
They will each be given a free gift and have their photo taken with Santa.
Visits cost £2 per child.
For more information or to find out which days Santa will be at the cafe, visit www.runamokka.co.uk or call 07538 686 830.