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Porlock was full of festive fun on Saturday December 11th as the village held its annual Late Night Christmas Shopping event.

The High Street was buzzing with residents and visitors enjoying music and laughter while browsing the shops and enjoying the odd tipple on Saturday evening.

Entertainment for the annual event was provided by West Somerset Morris dancers, West Somerset Brass Band, Friends in Harmony, live band Blythwood, town crier Grant Dennis and Porlock Panto, plus a Santa’s Grotto and face painting for the youngsters.

As well as the shops being open, there were stalls and pop-up shops with everything set to a stunning backdrop of Christmas lights and trees festooning the village.

The event received excellent feedback from those who attended as well as from business owners and Porlock Visitor Centre manager Deborah Stanyon added, “It was an amazing event and we were so pleased with how everything went. My huge thanks to all the performers and traders as well as to the many volunteers who helped with the organisation and on the evening itself.”

The event also included the Santa Dash when runners raced in their Santa suits – plus two dressed as turkeys – from one end of the High Street to the other, rewarded with a pint at The Top Ship for their efforts.