There was boundless joy in the Holte Suite this week as our young lions got to meet their heroes at the Cubs Christmas Party.
Always a happy event on the claret and blue calendar, the kids were overjoyed to meet the likes of Jack Grealish, John McGinn, Tammy Abraham, James Chester and Jonathan Kodjia.
Add in the likes of Santa, his chief Elf and Mrs Claus and you can only imagine how much festive cheer was on show at the venue.
There was a big contingent of claret and blue heroes as the children posed for pictures and had merchandise signed by the likes of Conor Hourihane, Axel Tuanzebe, Anwar El Ghazi and Ahmed Elmohamady, too.
And, for the first time ever, the main man Dean Smith turned up to give the supporters a big boost ahead of the Christmas period.
The team is always well received but particularly at present with four wins and one draw in five games – with wonderful attacking football on show.
There was also great festive music courtesy of our resident DJ and face painting, a balloon modeller and a magician – as well as Hercules, Bella and Chip.
There were also football activities, the European Cup on display and a host of other activities like a bucking reindeer!
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