Councillors will be robed and singing along to carols while shoppers enjoy a Victorian Christmas Fayre tonight (Thurs).

The carols in Barnstaple Pannier Market last year.The carols in Barnstaple Pannier Market last year.

Barnstaple shoppers will be able to step back in time at a Victorian Christmas Fayre being held in the town tonight (Thurs).

The annual event in the Pannier Market will take place from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

It will feature Barnstaple Town Council’s annual carol service, Victorian characters, together with a craft and seasonal goods market.

Father Christmas and his band of merry elves will be making an appearance.

There will also be a bouncy castle, free candy canes for the children and a hog roast and late night shopping throughout the rest of the town.