Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer and the others were nowhere to be seen when an alternative festive figurehead pedalled into town.
Barnet Green Party sent a green Mother Christmas to Chipping Barnet library to dispense satsumas as well as tips for an environmentally friendly New Year on Sunday.
Can’t they even give it a rest on Christmas?
A planned cycle parade was called off due to heavy rain…
… but Mother Christmas ventured into the covered shopping areas in High Barnet to spread the message about shopping locally and walking, cycling or using public transport.