Santa watched on as 54 children were let loose with pens to put their own colourful designs on some brand new cars.
The pupils from Ursula Taylor School in Clapham were invited to the annual event at Hilton Suzuki, to decorate four new white cars in the showroom with Christmas designs. They created four Suzuki masterpieces covered with stars, reindeer and baubles, and also featured the Christmas Story with a stable, manger and angels.
Speaker of Bedford Borough Council, Cllr Doug McMurdo, joined Santa to hand out Christmas stockings. The decorated cars will stay on display in the showroom in Clapham until the new year.