. As the lights go on and the countdown to Christmas begins, I thought that people might like to tell us about different traditions in different countries. Here's my contribution - Christmas in Spain In Spain they have a few presents brought by Father Christmas on Christmas Day, but the main gift day is Epiphany, the 6th January In my town in S Spain the Kings arrive by helicopter, are greeted by the mayor (that's him in the photo, with the Kings and the helicopter pilot) before going off to the Town Square where the Royal Pages read out the letters from children to the Kings. View attachment 1283 The mayor is the one in the middle without a crown. View attachment 1278 Then, just as in all Spanish towns large and small, we have a procession on the evening of the 5th January, when the 3 kings parade around the town on floats, throwing sweets and the odd toy at spectators, prior to creeping up onto balconies (no chimneys in flats) to leave the presents for the children to find on the morning of the 6th. View attachment 1279 Sweets galore being thrown! If they hit you, they can hurt. People decorate their balconies with models of the 3 Kings, although this balcony has got Father Christmas as well, covering all bets! View attachment 1280 So what local traditions - in different parts of the UK as well as abroad - do you know about? Best wishes. .