Step back in time for Christmas

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St Helens mayor and mayoress Steve and Lynn Glover joined Santa as St Mary’s market stepped back in time to mark the Christmas countdown at its lights switch on.

Complete with bell ringers courtesy of Maghull Parish Hand Bell Ringers, and town crier, Barry McQueen, there was certainly a Victorian Christmas feel about the place.

Calling all Frozen fans, don’t miss the Makers Market on Saturday, December 12 for your chance to have your picture taken with Elsa and the gang.

Meanwhile, on Saturday 19 December, Santa, his elves and Rudolph will return to St Mary’s Market for the Makers Market, where he will be available to hear all your Christmas wishes.

St Helens town centre provides a great range of high street stores and independent shops, quality restaurants, pubs and bars.

Easily accessible car parking can be found at Chalon Way Car Park and throughout the town centre.

Parking on Chalon Way, Birchley Street and St. Mary’s car parks is free after 3pm. And don’t forget the FREE council town centre car parking that’s available every Saturday.