A VILLAGE celebrated its first Christmas festival for more than 100 years last weekend.
Tarvin Christmas festival weekend, with around 20 market stalls, was a great success and the community is already planning a bigger and better event next year.
Organiser Rachael Lloyd said: “It went brilliantly, it was fantastic, lots of people were there and the children loved Father Christmas.
“The Christmas tree festival was popular, everyone had a really good time and they all want to do it bigger and better next year.
“The weather just held off all weekend, it was great.”
The village’s right to hold a market dates back to the reign of Elizabeth I in the 16th Century, although this year’s was the first since 1885.
Volunteers helped erect and dismantle the stalls.
The market was officially opened by Santa Claus on Friday and ran until Sunday.
The festival also included the switch-on of Tarvin’s lights, the Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival as well as entertainment from the Salvation Army Band and Tarvin Primary School children.