Youngsters on the children’s ward at Doncaster Royal Infirmary had a smile put on their faces by local bikers and war-hero Ben Parkinson.
Pictures of your Christmas celebrations
Business affected by floods in the Calder Valley have put on a Christmas market to celebrate the clean-up after this summer's downpours.
The festive season got off to a flying start this morning at the third annual Santa on the Run event raising funds for Martin House Children's Hospice.
The family event began 8.30am at Stockeld Park, Wetherby, with more than 350 Santas taking part.
– Events Manager at Martin House Caroline Hudson said
"We are really excited to be holding our third Santa Run at Stockeld Park.
"Lots of people from across the local area signed up to support us and in doing so are helping us to raise the £4.9 million that we will need in 2014 to provide care and support to the children and their families that need us across Yorkshire. Thanks so much to everyone."
It may be well over a month to go - but they're definitely getting into the Christmas spirit in Leeds. Earlier today the traditional German market opened for business in Millennium Square.
But that's nothing compared to the turnout for the switch on of the city's Christmas lights last night. Tens of thousands crammed into the centre of the city to see the Vamps, Nicola Adams and Les Battersby from Corrie!
Hit fly-on-the-wall docu-drama Educating Yorkshire will be on our screens again this winter - for a one off Christmas Special.
The follow up to the 8-part series will look at how some of the school's better known pupils are doing in the new school year.
The original shows followed the staff and GCSE pupils at Thornhill Community Academy near Dewsbury.
The first episode attracted 3.3 million viewers and 126,000 tweets, with the rest of the series enjoying similar success.
It may only be the start of November, but for the more organised among us it's time to start thinking about Christmas - and in particular those must-have festive toys.
There's tough competition to be the most popular gift underneath the nation's Christmas trees and to give parents a helping hand the top 11 toys have been announced, as David Wood reports.
North Yorkshire Police says it has arrested 84 people on suspicion of drink or drug driving since the annual festive crackdown began on 1 December.
– Traffic Sergeant Pete Stringer, North Yorkshire Police.
“Imagine if you aren’t there to see your children open their presents on Christmas Day because you’re in a police cell. Do you still think it’s worth taking the chance?”
The nation's favourite carol is 'O Holy Night' according to an annual poll by the radio station Classic FM.
It dates back to 1847 and has regularly come top in the poll since 2003. Silent Night came second.
Here are the top ten:
O Holy Night
In the Bleak Mid-Winter
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
In the Bleak Mid-Winter
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Away in a Manger
Joy to the World
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has used his Christmas message to tell voters to "just enjoy being around the people you love", regardless of their religion or how they celebrate the festive season.
He revealed: "I think my three boys alone could have clogged up Santa's mailbox."