Sabden Christmas market is returning for a second year this December and has festive fun and feasting guaranteed.

The village's first ever Christmas market last year was a success, attracting hundreds of people, so the Sabden Collective organising team decided to do it all over again.

It takes place on Saturday, December 2, from 1pm to 8pm in the courtyard at Union Mill, off Watt Street.

Father Christmas and his elves will be arriving at 2pm and there are more festive stalls this year as well as more marquee space, a variety of food and drink stalls, children's entertainment, all to the backdrop of carols and Christmas music.

Entertainment on stage begins at 2.30pm with carols from Sabden's One Voice adult choir and children's group.

Ex-Herman's Hermit Kevan Lingard will act as MC and performances will follow from village artistes Mark Smith, Mark Woodward & Paul Townsend and Xanthe & Zimmer, with Scarlett Dickinson taking the final spot at 7pm.

Sabden Collective members Margaret Parsons said: “The feedback was so good that we decided to do it again and bring some early Christmas spirit to the village.

"We’ve tweaked a few things to make it better than ever and we’ve more gift stalls and refreshments and street food stalls than we had last year. It’s set to be a great event.”

All money raised goes back into community events in the village.