The switching of the Christmas lights at the Broad Street Mall in Reading was even more exciting than usual - after Santa entered through the roof for the grand light switching on and his beard got stuck in the zip wire.
He was eventually released by a fellow soldier. These pictures by our very own Meridian Tonight presenter Sangeeta Bhabra!
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