The Alnwick Garden’s first ever Christmas Market opened to the public at the weekend, featuring market traders from all over Europe as well as closer to home.

Organised by the company behind the Edinburgh Christmas Market for many years, She’s Gott It Events, The Alnwick Garden Christmas market saw hundreds of visitors try the Gluhwein, Baileys Hot Chocolates and seasonal food on offer to get into the festive mood.

The Alnwick Garden’s Christmas Market also supports local craftsmen by selling local hand-made gifts, festive stocking fillers and local crafts and produce.

The family attraction also saw children take a ride on the children’s merry go round or pose for a photo in the ‘Snowglobe’ experience.

Nickie Gott said: “Christmas Markets are such a popular thing in Northern Europe and have really taken off in the UK in recent years – The Alnwick Garden is the perfect place to bring a traditional festive experience that creates magical Christmassy feeling for all the family.”

Peggy Jane Pauli who is operating a traditional German craft stall said “I am delighted to be part of such an amazing event at this wonderful venue.”

The only place to be this Christmas, the market will be located just below The Garden’s magical Treehouse. The Christmas Market will be open every day from 23rd November until 24th December, 12pm-6pm Monday to Wednesday, with late opening (12pm-8pm) operating Thursday to Sunday. Entrance is FREE to the Christmas Market area with a suggested voluntary donation of £1 to support The Garden’s charitable projects (Usual admission charges to The Alnwick Garden apply).