A NEW Mitsubishi L200 pick up gets festive wrapping of its own as centre of attention in the star role ferrying Santa to a garden centre grotto.
Mitsubishi dealership in Bridgend Nathaniel Cars commissioned decals with reindeer and a sleigh to adorn one of the award-winning new Series 5 models for Father Christmas as he started his weekend stints at the nearby Pyle Garden Centre accompanied by his elves.
Some 2,000 people turned out for the family day event, which also saw appearances from a local dance group plus characters from the pantomime Beauty and the Beast, being staged at Porthcawl.
Mike James, the garden centre director, said: “The L200 looked really good. We’ve had things like buses and horses and carts before for Santa’s arrival, but we were looking for something different so we spoke to Nathaniel Cars about it and they certainly went the extra mile for Santa and us.
“It went really well and was a lot of fun.”