Hundreds of people braved the icy temperatures to take part in Weymouth's merry Elf Street Parade.

Spirits were high as everyone gathered in New Bond Street on Saturday, November 25, in their finest elf attire ready to descent on a fantastic and joyful parade around Weymouth.

There was plenty to be seen from stilt walkers, majorettes, as well as elves on tiny bikes, who were all moving along to some festive tunes.

One elf that attracted a lot of attention was Jacqui Dixon who was accompanied by Buddy McJingles.

Dorset Echo: Jacqui Dixon and Buddy McJinglesJacqui Dixon and Buddy McJingles (Image: Hollie Carr)

Jacqui is the Asda Community Champion for Weymouth.

She said: “It’s so nice to see crowds of people in Weymouth enjoying themselves. I try and do a lot of things around town as the community champion.”

Weymouth mayor, Cllr Ann Weaving even made a special appearance alongside the Lions Club mascot who was out raising funds for charity.

Dorset Echo: Weymouth and Portland Lions Club mascot with Cllr Ann WeavingWeymouth and Portland Lions Club mascot with Cllr Ann Weaving (Image: Cristiano Magaglio)

Also taking part in the parade was Susan Hannam who sported a decked-out mobility scooter covered in tinsel.

Dorset Echo: Susan HannamSusan Hannam (Image: Hollie Carr)

She said: “I’m here supporting Weymouth – it’s a fantastic event.”

The parade caught the attention of shoppers and those out and about having a weekend wonder, bringing plenty of Christmas spirit to the seaside town.

The elf parade was an extra special occasion for the King sisters, Sandie Barker, Niki Bratt, Bel Robertson and Tracy Dobbs, as they get together once or twice a year in Weymouth to catch-up, and this year’s meet up just so happened to fall on the day of the parade.

Dorset Echo: The King sistersThe King sisters (Image: Hollie Carr)

The group even had their own personalised ‘King Elf’ shirts to display their sisterly bond.

They said: “We always come to Weymouth because it’s great and this time happened to fall on the Christmas event week – we are having a lovely time.”

After the parade finished which appeared to bring equal amounts of joy to adults as it did the children.

As the parade trailed back to New Bond Street, it was time for some on-stage performances with mischievous elves.

Entertainment continued throughout the day and into the evening, from a number of local groups and bands including The Leggomen.