THOUSANDS of families enjoyed festive treats at Port Sunlight Christmas food fayre.
Visitors turned up in huge numbers to support the annual Port Sunlight Christmas Food Fayre, held on Saturday and Sunday.
Organisers estimated 8,000 people supported the event in the historic Wirral village.
Hotels, schools and museums opened their doors for the fayre while Port Sunlight’s streets were bustling as crowds enjoyed the new street market and seating area.
Michelin star chef Marc Wilkinson, of Fraiche, and the fayre’s Chef Patron Cyrus Todiwala were among the experts who gave cooking demonstrations, while Liverpool Community College’s award- winning baker Gary Hindley gave tips on how to decorate Christmas biscuits.
There was plenty of entertainment for younger visitors too as children met Rudolph in the reindeer petting area and enjoyed the fairground rides on offer. Birkenhead Rotary Club guided Santa and his sleigh through the fayre as he met children to make sure they were on their best behaviour in the run up to Christmas.
Katherine Lynch, museum manager at Port Sunlight Museum, was delighted with the turnout and thanked the event’s partners and exhibitors.
She added: “We’ve enjoyed another wonderful weekend in the village, with residents as well as visitors for all over the North West enjoying the festive celebrations.
“With over 8,000 visitors, the popularity of this annual event has surpassed our expectations yet again.
“We are so thankful for all of our volunteers who have worked hard to bring the event together.”