Picture special: How brilliant was that polar bear in Aylesbury’s Santa Parade?!

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A scarily realistic polar bear was one of many wonderful sights during Aylesbury’s annual Santa’s parade on Sunday.

The animal led the colourful procession through the High Street, Market Square and into Friars Square in front of hundreds of cheering families.

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Other sights in the procession included a snowman on ice skates, an elf in a cage being carried by a gorilla, a very tall ice queen, a festively red stormtrooper, plenty of young drummers, cheerleaders and dancers, children from the Jonathan Page play centre – and of course, Father Christmas himself on a horse-drawn sleigh.

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