By Rob Scanlon - Newcastle United Video Reporter

Christmas came early for several hundred lucky Magpies as they were randomly selected to attend the Junior Magpies' Christmas party after applying through nufc.co.uk.

As well as a whole host of fun, games and activities - including airbrush tattoos, which proved hugely popular, two inflatables for children to shoot the ball through holes, FIFA 13 on Xbox, a Match Attax Competition area and a dance competition on the dance floor plus appearances from Monty and Maggie - there was also food and drink.

And then, the best moment of all: the youngsters gathered on the dance floor where they were asked to lie down and close their eyes. Then, to the Local Hero theme, the ten players including Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba came out onto the stage to a huge welcome from the kids.

There was then a party game which the players joined in before the party finished with a signing session, with Alan Pardew also taking part.

The Christmas party was only open to Magpies - our young Members aged under 13. To become a Magpie, click here.