So here it is, Merry Christmas and everybody was having fun in these South Tyneside retro scenes.
There were crackers, festive food and a visit from Santa Claus.
What a great time you had at St Margaret’s in 2003, Hebburn Library in 2004 and Jarrow Children’s Centre in 2009.
Get your best party outfit on for a trip back in time with the help of the Shields Gazette archives.
1. Having a ball in Hebburn Library
Back to 2004 when fancy dress was the order of the day at the Hebburn Library Christmas party. Photo: CL
2. Santa calls in at Jarrow
Parents and toddlers got to meet Father Christmas at the Jarrow Children's Centre in 2009. Photo: TR
3. Getting festive in 2009
The South Shields Pensioner Association Christmas party at The Office in Victoria Road 13 years ago. Recognise anyone? Photo: TR
4. Santa at St Margaret's
Can you believe it, this was 19 years ago. Santa called in at the St Margaret's Parents and Toddler Group in 2003. Did you meet him? Photo: TR