You know it is Christmas time when the William Hill World Championship returns.

Fans flock in their numbers, most of them in fancy dress, to the Alexandra Palace to see the best players in the world battle for darts’ top prize.

Here Press Association Sport looks at the best costumes from their year’s tournament.

Ali G fancy dressFour Ali G’s Indahouse (John Walton/PA)
Squid fancy dressThree squids (John Walton/PA)
Super Mario fancy dressSuper Mario and friends (John Walton/PA)
A turkey fancy dressA turkey in trouble (Steven Paston/PA)
Dartboard fancy dressA darts fanatic (Steven Paston/PA)
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un fancy dressDonald Trump and Kim Jong-un (Steven Paston/PA)
A Peter Wright lookalikePeter Wright-esq (Adam Davy/PA)
Shaun the Sheep fancy dressShaun the Sheep (Adam Davy)
Ronald McDonald fancy dressRonald McDonald (Adam Davy/PA)
Mexican fancy dressMexicans in sombreros (john Walton/PA)
Where's Wally fancy dressWhere’s Wally? (Adam Davy/PA)
Lovehearts and Scots fancy dressLovehearts and Scots (John Walton/PA)
Penguins fancy dressPenguins (Steven Paston/PA)
Honey monster fancy dressHoney monsters (Steven Paston/PA)
The Pope fancy dressIs that the Pope? (John Walton)
Dutch fancy dressRaymond van Barneveld fans (Adam Davy/PA)
Incredible Hulk fancy dressIncredible Hulk (Adam Davy/PA)