LIVE music, a chance to meet Santa and beautiful handmade gifts are on offer at the inaugural Hope Cove Christmas Fayre.

Hope Cove Gallery and The Cove Cafe Bar have teamed up to kick off the festive countdown with a special weekend over Saturday and Sunday, November 28/29.

Youngsters will have an opportunity to hand over their wish lists to Father Christmas who will be in The Cove at around 4pm on the Saturday.

Vouchers for Kayaking trips, reflexology, champagne and meals can be won in a Big Prize Raffle will all proceeds going to Malborough School.

Open until 8pm, Hope Cove Gallery is offering a hefty 10% discount on all artwork over £10 throughout the weekend with lots of handmade Christmas gifts on offer

Local musician John Connor plays tracks from the likes of The Beatles through to Snow Patrol on the Saturday (9pm) with festive food, mulled wine also available.

For more information, call The Cove on 01548 561376.