Sleigh fine

It seems even Father Christmas is not exempt from parking fines after a New York City traffic warden issued a ticket to Santa’s back-up vehicle while he was delivering toys to children.

Father Christmas had parked his horse drawn carriage next to a people carrier that was transporting excess toys for local children when the traffic warden ticketed the car.

Santa reportedly shouted “Ho! Ho! Ho!” to alert the traffic warden yet she continued with her less than festive actions.

Local politician Martin Golden called the ticket “ridiculous”.

Police have refused to comment.