A NEW Christmas experience is coming to Stonyhurst College.

The organisers behind the popular Great British Food Festival, held at the college in the summer, are back and putting on The Great Big Christmas Shop.

Verity Sharples, one of the organisers, said: "We are going to have around 80 different traders, from artisan food and drink to fantastic craft and gift stalls - so lots of things you wont be able to find on Amazon.

"We will also be doing a special Christmas themed chef demonstration stage along with a Christmas cake-off, where you can bring a cake along to be judged and in exchange you get free entry.

"It promises to be a fantastic Christmas shopping experience."

The event will take place at the college on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday December 16, from 10am to 5pm.

Tickets start from £3.