In pictures: Festive fun as crowds descend on London for Santacon

Revellers donned their best red suits and fancy dress outfits for the annual tradition.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and festive spirits were high during Santacon London 2018.

Revellers donned their Santa suits and other Christmas outfits for the annual tradition, which is described by organisers as “non-profit, non-political, non-religious and non-sensical”.

The good news for the real Father Christmas, if he was among those attending, is he has more than a fortnight to recover before the hard work really begins.

It was a fine day in the capital as Santas arrived en masse (Gareth Fuller/PA)

King’s Cross was packed out as revellers flocked to the city (Victoria Jones/PA)

Some hi-jinks outside the railway station (Victoria Jones/PA)

Even Santa has to take the Tube sometimes (Gareth Fuller/PA)

And he has to queue for his ticket just like other passengers (Gareth Fuller/PA)

One of the more unusual costumes seen during the day (Gareth Fuller/PA)

This woman took a colourful approach for her outfit (Victoria Jones/PA)

As day turned to night, Trafalgar Square became the centre of the party (Gareth Fuller/PA)