Santa Claus comes to town

Santa gives his reindeer a rest and hitches a ride on a Sea King Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

It might still be five and a half weeks until Christmas, but that didn't stop Santa Claus making a dramatic arrival in County Durham this weekend. Saint Nick gave his reindeer a rest by flying into Beamish Museum on a Sea King helicopter. He'll be there every weekend until Christmas.