Santa prepares for journey to the north west

The countdown is on as Santa prepares for his journey around the world tonight.

Santa has announced however that he is going to take a detour to the Ocean FM studios in Collooney first this morning and is expected to arrive at around 10am.

He will then visit the South Pacific, before leaving presents to New Zealand and Australia.

The sleigh then heads up to Japan, over to Asia, and across to Africa,

Santa says all the boys and girls across the north west have been especially good this year: