THE Salvation Army in Bedlington is launching its Christmas Market this weekend.
The Bedlington Corps will have more than 12 decorated stalls, including food, fancy goods, crafts and house plants.
A café will be open from 11am to 3pm, serving soups, turkey baps, tea and coffee.
Sheila Dixon, Corps secretary, said: “In the car park there will be a kids’ roundabout, candy floss, roast chestnuts and members of the Salvation Army Band will be playing carols.
“Inside, Father Christmas will be attending to meet children with a little gift and listen to their desires for Christmas morning presents. It’s a great event for Bedlington community.”
The market opening ceremony will be performed by Brian Oliver, chairman of Bedlington Community Forum.
Prior to the market opening at 11am, a Nativity film will be shown from 9.30am, arranged by Richard Wearmouth, the Army’s community development co-ordinator, and aimed at children of all ages.