Santa's Grotto will be in Ayr Central Shopping Centre this week as the town prepare's for the festive season.

On Thursday, December 6 Santa will be joined by the Gaiety's Aladdin and Princess Jasmine from their popular Christmas play. The pair will be available for a meet and greet between 12.45pm and 1.45pm so come on down and meet the cast.

They will be helping Santa and his elves raise vital funds for Whiteleys Retreat - a charity that provides therapeutic breaks for young people and families who are affected by cancer and life-altering conditions.

Tickets are £7 and can be purchased from the Elf Kiosk at Ayr Central.