IT may be only September - but organised shoppers can get started on their Christmas purchases at a special Somerset venue.

The Kilver Court Designer Village, in Shepton Mallet, has opened the doors of its 2020 fairytale Christmas Room.

So the centre is now urging all ye faithful Christmas shoppers to come and visit the room, at The Great House.

"Combined with a calendar of magical events, Kilver Court’s Christmas Room promises to be a festive feast for the eyes that will inspire the imaginations of visitors young and old," said a Kilver Court spokesperson.

"The festive pop-up will offer an enchanting Christmas experience with baskets of baubles, twists of twinkling fairy lights and stockings hung by the fireside - all laid out around the giant central Christmas tree suitably adorned for the festive season."

The store features a range of goods, including decorations, ornaments and more.

"Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a visit from the big man himself, and later this year, younger visitors will have the opportunity to visit Santa’s grotto tucked away in the picturesque 19th century gardens," the spokesperson added.

"Children will be led down the path towards the Santa's grotto by real ponies (dressed as elves) - the friendly helpers will not only be a fantastic addition to the experience, but act as a physical barrier of two metres between children and staff at all times."

For more details on events and more at Kilver Court, visit