Kind-hearted Evening Express readers have been thanked by Santa after a tree-mendous appeal.
Santa and his elves are currently preparing for their new grotto at Den and The Glen in Maryculter along with CLAN Cancer support.
Last month the charity appealed for anyone in the north-east to donate unwanted artificial Christmas trees and other decorations.
The donations have been used to create a snow-filled winter wonderland at the popular children’s destination.
Santa said: “On behalf of myself, my team of elves, and everyone at CLAN Cancer Support, I would like to thank Evening Express readers for all of their kind donations which have helped my elves to bring that extra special touch of winter magic to my grotto.
“I look forward to meeting many of you in the run-up to Christmas.”
The grotto will open to the public on Friday from 10am to 5pm from Friday to Monday until December 14, when it will be open every day until Christmas Eve.