Children could then visit Santa is his grotto, created by his helpers at GL4 CIC, before visiting stalls, listening to cathedral choirsters sing carols and dancing in the snow.
Naomi, one of Santa's helpers from GL4 CIC said: "It was so lovely to see all the organisations pulling together to give the community a lovely Christmas event to attend, it was lovely to see people getting together again to celebrate. I look forward to many more events like this one. Matson is a spectacular place to live and work it has so much to offer."
The event was put on thanks to the Matson, Robinswood and White City Community Partnership, with funding support from Gloucestershire County Council Market Towns, Gloucester City Homes and GGT.
Mark Gale, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Gateway Trust said: "It was a brilliantly organised event that celebrated so much of what is great about Matson, Robinswood and White City. Hundreds of people coming together to have fun and reclaim their streets through a tsunami of creativity and compassion. This is the neighbourliness that will help us through the difficult days to come.’