Festive spirit has flavour of Europe

A shopper at the market
A shopper at the market
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l FESTIVE fayre is being served up in a fairytale setting in St Helens town centre.

The new European Christmas market is now open for business until 10 December. Wooden chalets, trimmed with fairy lights are lining Church Street and Church Square with stallholders selling a mouthwatering array of continental cuisine and stylish gifts.

Councillor Eric Smith, Cabinet Member for Culture and Communications (left) samples some of the mouth watering delicacies.

Councillor Eric Smith, Cabinet Member for Culture and Communications (left) samples some of the mouth watering delicacies.

As well as silk and soaps, hats and scarves, there are traditional wooden Christmas gifts.

For food lovers, there are German sausages, an Italian deli (with cheeses, ham, dry cured meat, olives, pasta), Spanish paella, sweets, nuts and crepes.

The European Christmas market is open daily from 9am to 5.30pm (late night Thursday and Sunday opening).