A Christmas party for the children of Estoi, organised by the Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI ), was held on December 11 at the Casa do Povo community centre.
More than 30 children enjoyed a variety of party food and drink along with entertainment, which included face painting, games and music.
The highlight of the afternoon was a visit from Father Christmas, who came laden down with presents for all the children.
Father Christmas announced his arrival by tapping on the window with his cane. All the children rushed to welcome him and then took turns to receive their present.
Guests at the party included the President of the Estoi town council, José Brito, and the Mayor of Faro, Macário Correia.
For further information about the RCEPI, please visit www.rotaryestoipalace.org which is available in English.