On Wednesday 2 December Portsmouth Cathedral welcomed camels, angels, mince pies and wise men for a special Christmas Concert marking the start of the festive season.
These were just some of the costumes created by more than 300 children from primary schools across Portsmouth who had come together to perform a celebration Christmas show for pupils, teachers and the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth.
The event was produced by Portsmouth Music Hub, and over the past few weeks teachers from 10 primary schools have been busy rehearsing the festive music and entertainment, with songs including Follow the Star, Away In a Manger and The Perfect Christmas Tree.
Ashley Oliver-Catt, Head of School at Cliffdale Primary Academy said: "The children have been preparing for the Christmas concert for weeks. They’ve been incredibly excited and it’s a real highlight for everyone, fun to watch and fun for all the children involved. For all of us here today, the concert really marked the start of Christmas."