The prime minister will begin hosting his annual Children’s Christmas parties this weekend.

The parties will feature music, appearances by local masquerade groups, food, drinks and gifts for the children in attendance.

The parties will begin on December 16 at Ottley’s Village Hardcourt, the Philip’s Village Hardcourt and the Band House in Lodge Village.

On Sunday December 17, events will be held at Shanice Residence for children who live in Christ Church, and Black Rocks for those living in Belle Vue.

The festivities will wrap up on December 19. Children of Tabernacle will gather at the Edgar T. Morris Primary School for their Christmas party; those living in Mansion will have their function at the Estridge Primary School, while the children of Molineux will meet at the Edgar Gilbert Sporting Complex for the Christmas party in their honour.

All of the parties will run from 2pm to 6pm.