Time to embrace the season to be jolly and Santa himself made his first appearance of the year in St George's Market to find out who had been naughty or nice.
Lidl NI had sent its letter to him early, inviting him to pop along to the winter wonderland Christmas Market and join other revellers getting stocked up for Christmas and he even took some of Ian Orr's recipes back to Mrs Claus to keep the Elves well fed during the festive season.
They are back and as big and bold and beautiful as ever in their purpose-built tent in Custom House Square. I am talking about the Lady Boys of Bangkok in the Sabai Pavillion and to celebrate their return uber-fan Cathy Martin hosted a fantastic evening at their latest red Hot Kisses show which they will be performing every night until Saturday.
The Publicity Association of NI has been a tad busy as not only did it hold its star-studded awards ceremony in Belfast's City Hall, but PANI also hosted its annual president's lunch. Guest speaker in Ten Square was Sir John Hegarty, who explained the inspiration behind his most famous advertising campaigns including Levi launderette - ah yes, I remember it well!