Arkell’s Christmas Market is expected to attract thousands when it returns for the fifth year today.

The brewer is making the event even bigger to make room for more craft, food, drink and gift stalls.

A spokesperson said: “Visitors can enjoy the taste of fragrant mulled wines and Arkell’s own specially brewed seasonal Sir Noel Ale.

“A hint of Bavaria is coming to the Christmas Market this year with vendors serving Bratwurst and waffles alongside other festive favourites like hot roasted chestnuts and delicious, hand warming hot chocolates.”

The Bavarian Oompah Band will be playing over the weekend.

It will be at Arkell’s Kingsdown Brewery between 10am and 3pm.

Children will get the chance to meet Santa and his reindeers between 10.30-11.30am, 12 noon-1pm, and 1.30-2.30pm.