A GIANT Santa who emerged on a Tynedale rooftop before quickly vanishing last week has magically returned!

The 33ft tall illuminated Father Christmas put smiles on many faces after going up on the roof of A. R. Owen Insurance Services in Haltwhistle. 

But within days, the giant inflatable became caught on the wall which surrounds the roof of the iconic building, and was badly damaged.

A. R. Owen proprietor Neil Robinson vowed to bring Father Christmas back to fulfil his original intention of bringing some festive cheer to people of all ages. 

And Neil has been true to his word, for word has spread fast of Santa's re-emergence on Thursday.