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. Santa at St Margaret's
Can you believe it, this was 20 years ago. Santa called in at the St Margaret's Parents and Toddler Group in 2003. Did you meet him? Photo: TR
2. The big man comes to Boldon
You better watch out. Santa Claus was visiting the Boldon Comprehensive School OAP Christmas party in 2017. Photo: Frank Reid
3. Festive friends at Sutton Hall
Faithful friends who are dear to them. Pictured at the Sutton Hall Over 60s Christmas party in 2003. Photo: CL
4. Fun at the Jiggle Wiggle party
Children who were definitely on the nice list were pictured at the Jiggle Wiggle party in 2003. Remember it? Photo: IB