CALNE'S Christmas Festival of Lights on Saturday has a Twelve Days of Christmas theme and all sorts of family fun.

Running from 12 noon to 6pm, with a vast range of events and activities, stalls will line the streets, the stunning red and gold stilt walking Christmas Belles will be striding the streets, and you can chat with the Runaway Christmas Tree Fairy.

The Lantern Parade will make its way into the town, leaving Bremhill View at 4:30pm, made up of school children, community groups and local businesses who have made hundreds of lanterns. Look out for a craft market in the Corn Exchange, while upstairs will be the new Christmas Choir event, with twelve local choirs. Santa’s Grotto will be in the Council Chamber and the Event Piazza, outside the Town Hall and Lansdowne Strand, will feature bars, hot food, the Calne Silver Band and the main stage - as well as Oslo and Matti, the reindeer.

Special guest fashion blogger Eltoria will join the Mayor Coun Glenis Ansell on the main stage for the lights switch-on.

Also going on throughout the day, will be Calne Spring’s monthly market, Jenning’s Funfair and live broadcasts from local station Eartunes Radio and BBC Wiltshire’s Sue Davies on the Main Stage.

Events officer Erin Weaver, said: “Christmas is full of traditions for many families who celebrate in many different ways. This year, I’ve decided to help Calne celebrate by taking the traditional song Twelve Days of Christmas- it’s something all people can recognise and will be depicted by lovely illuminated lanterns and colourful static banners.

"The town this year will be laden with stalls, the town hall will host local choirs and there will be a heated and seated piazza area for people to enjoy a Christmas tipple or bite to eat, listening to the Calne Silver Band and pet Santa’s reindeer. All finished off with the switching on of the lights and firework finale.”

A full schedule of events is available on the Calne Town Council website.