WELLS got in the festive spirit as it welcomed hundreds of visitors to its annual Christmas Market.

The historic city transformed into a winter wonderland on December 16.

It boasted an impressive number of over 100 stalls providing a broad selection of food, drink and one-of-a-kind gifts to the joy of attendees.

Visitors were treated to a medley of live music, with performances from The Grey Dogs jazz band and Martin on the trumpet, creating an enchanting atmosphere that echoed through the city streets.

Cllr Federica Smith-Roberts, the lead member for communities, housing and culture, said: "My family and I enjoyed visiting Wells this weekend.

"It was an honour to open the Christmas Market with Wells Town Crier, Len Sweales.

"Observing so many people engaging in the city’s offerings was a wonderful sight to behold.

"The market is a testament to the local talent and creativity and reflects the city's vibrant community spirit."

Somerset County Gazette: The historic city transformed into a winter wonderland on December 16

She proceeded to thank the local businesses, the Diocese of Bath and Wells, The Bishop’s Palace, The Chamber of Commerce, the city council, Somerset Council officers, and all the vendors for their support in making the Christmas Market a success.

She closed by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on behalf of the Somerset Council.

The Wells Christmas Market was organised by the Mendip Markets team at Somerset Council.

For future updates and further information, visit social media pages via @WellsChristmasMarket, or through somerset.gov.uk/christmasinwells.