PEOPLE flocked to the Crispin Centre in Street for an indoor Christmas market held at the start of December to help get the village into the festive spirit.

Street Festive Market took place on Saturday, December 3 and coincided with Small Business Saturday.

Guests enjoyed browsing a range of stalls and live entertainment from local theatre and music groups, plus the ice rink at Clarks Village

A Street Parish Council spokesperson said: “The village drew in the crowds, and it was wonderful to see so many local businesses benefitting from Small Business Saturday coinciding with the events.

“The turnout for local community groups was also terrific, not to mention Moorlight Theatre Productions sprinkling their panto magic along the way.

“The weather held and the joyful atmosphere was felt throughout the village.

“With the addition of the terrific attraction of the ice rink at Clarks Village to the area, it was fantastic to see the local community and visitors to the area making the most of the day stocking up on gifts and supplies.”

Council chair Laura Wolfers and the Street Sings group opened the event. Glastonbury FM provided entertainment with local acoustic performers and festive hits.

Father Christmas was picked up by Glastonbury Gorgons on their sleigh to mingle with families, bringing more festive fun to the event. 

Councillor Neil Howiantz also circulated the village in his town crier to encourage people to attend the market and share helpful information.

The village's Christmas lights were switched on at 2pm, with visitors enjoying mince pies while the ceremony was underway. This year, the Christmas tree outside the Parish Rooms has been sponsored by SLH Services.

The road closure and marshalling of the event was provided by Glastonbury Carnival Club, which helped the day run smoothly.