FESTIVITIES reached fever pitch as Christmas shoppers descended on a special makers market.
The market normally runs on a smaller scale each month at the Seaburn Centre.
But the latest event was a much more elaborate affair, with stallholders dressed up in Victorian outfits and an array of home-made Christmas decorations on offer.
The market hosted 140 stalls selling crafts, while visiting children were treated to face painting and a visit from Santa Claus.
Volunteer co-ordinator, Denise Hurst, said: “We have been planning this for about six months. It has constantly been on my mind.”
On offer to Christmas punters were home-made jams, cards, jewellery and home accessories.
The market also saw the raffle of a dolls’ house to raise money for the Grace House Appeal.
Denise added: “Hopefully, the raffle will raise lots of money for the Grace House Appeal. It’s such a good cause and I hope people can get in the Christmas spirit to buy raffle tickets.”