CHRISTMAS is now just weeks away and the elves at Beetham Nurseries - a family-owned garden centre and growing nursery in Cumbria - are very much in the Christmas spirit.

Over several weeks, the garden centre has had a transformation inside and out in preparation for the festive season.

This year, Beetham Nurseries has invited ten local businesses to exhibit their products on their opening weekend.

There will be a range of items on sale, from homemade arts and crafts to locally produced food and drink.

From December 1 until December 4, Beetham Nurseries will be hosting its first Christmas Market Weekend.

This free, four-day event will see festive chalets housing fabulous local businesses, food and drink, plenty of Christmas family fun and live music across the weekend 'bringing the sights, sounds and smells of the festive season alive'.

Jess Firth, marketing manager said, "It is a privilege to be welcoming such fantastic local businesses, selling their premium products for all four days of the Christmas Market Weekend."

"We hope that everyone who comes along enjoys the festive atmosphere, does some shopping and gets into the Christmas spirit!"

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