THE organisers of eat:Burnham said the town centre will be ‘brought to life’ when they host their first festive festival in the town.

On December 7 producers from across Somerset will fill Burnham-on-Sea’s streets at a large one day Christmas market.

The market, which will run from 10am until 4pm, will be held along Victoria Street, College Street and the High Street and inside at the Methodist and Baptist churches.

Visitors will have the chance to enjoy everything from delicious international street food to farmers market favourites like cheese, ales, pies and artisan chocolate while listening to live music from local choirs and bands.

Bev Milner Simonds, co-organiser of the event, said: “We love bringing the town centre to life for our one-day events and we wanted to spread that cheer into the winter months with these new festivals.

“Christmas is traditionally a time for feasting and we hope that many visitors with use the festivals as an opportunity to stock up on local produce to share with friends and family.

“We are also working with the local foodbank to provide a drop-off point for donations in the Methodist Church for those in the local community who aren’t in a position, for whatever reason, to have enough food on the table at this time of year.”

Bev said unlike previous markets there will be some new surprises for visitors at this year’s event.

Visitors will have the chance to have their picture taken inside a lifesize Christmas card with colourful and funny props and organisers will be on the lookout for the best Christmas jumper on the day.

To enter visitors have to take a snap of themselves in their Christmas jumper at the festival and post it on the eat:Festivals Twitter or Instagram with #EATMYJUMPER to be in with the chance of winning a special prize.

Special festive flyers, which were created in partnership with The Hamper Guys, have also been distributed around local schools.

Visitors can exchange their flyer for a free prize ticket at any of the eat:Festivals festive events to be in with the chance to win a luxury hamper.

And to make this Christmas ‘wheely different’ the organisers are hosting Burnham-on-Sea’s first mobility scooter rally.

Bev added: “We design the festivals to be welcoming to everyone, but know that during day to day living sometimes poor design can get in everyone’s way, so we want to take advantage of our road closures and turn over the High Street to those, of all ages, who use mobility scooters.

“Ride into town on your wheels, park up centrally in the High Street between College and Cross Street, admire the other machines and enjoy the festival.”