A FESTIVE event described as ‘incredible’ last year is returning.

Holmes Chapel Christmas Market and Fair will be back on Sunday, December 3, from 3pm to 7pm.

Hundreds of shoppers packed into village shops, pubs and eateries last year, as stalls lined the streets.

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Community organization Holmes Chapel Partnership is once again hosting the event.

Organisers have been working tirelessly since the summer to ensure it will be ‘as good as ever’.

More than 40 festive stalls, live entertainment and a visit by Santa promise to make it a memorable day.

Gail Griggs, events co-ordinator for Holmes Chapel Partnership, said: “Last year’s Christmas Market and Fair was fantastic and the highlight of the year for many residents in Holmes Chapel.

“We are incredibly excited to bring the whole community together for an evening of festive celebrations.

“Please come along and support our wonderful village.”

A festive fairground will be on the car park behind Tesco with a choice of games and thrill to keep children, teenagers and the young at heart entertained.

The Square, will be closed to traffic from the roundabouts down to and including Parkway to accommodate more than 40 festive stalls. A further 10 stalls will be located inside the scout hall.

Local vendors are returning alongside new faces and products. Festive performances by local groups and schools will take place on the stage near St. Luke’s Church, with music and dedications provided by Dane Sound.

Santa Claus will also be out on his sleigh to meet children.

Many shops and venues will stay open for the Sunday evening, offering gift ideas and festive food and drinks.

A plea has been made for more volunteers to help out on the day.

Anyone wishing to offer their time can visit www.hcpartnership.org.uk or contact the team at events@hcpartnership.org.uk Sponsors including Bayfields Opticians & Audiologists, Duttons Builders Merchants, Holmes Chapel Parish Council, Massey Feeds, Hurstwood Holdings and Joe White’s Fun are supporting the event.

Admissioin is free but donations to Holmes Chapel Partnership can be made on the evening to help cover the event’s running costs.