YOU know the Christmas season has arrived when enthusiastic calls of 'he's behind you' start chiming out around the theatres of Dublin.
Last night it was the turn of the Gaiety Theatre to roll out the red carpet for its annual production of Cinderella for its VIP premiere.
Hordes of familiar faces braved the chilly weather to head in with their youngsters to the South King Street venue for some panto fun.
Among those were champion golfer Padraig Harrington with wife Caroline and their children Patrick and Ciaran. RTE's Joe Duffy was there with daughter Ellen, alongside Blathnaid ni Chofaigh, Keith and Lisa Duffy and Lorraine Keane.
Morah Ryan was also getting into the festive spirit with children Elliott, Lottie, Bonnie and Babette.