NAILSWORTH's highly popular start to Christmas shopping took place yesterday.

This year’s Noel was packed full of attractions, including a Winter Wonderland, by kind courtesy of Cheltenham Yurt Hire.

The weather was also a treat, as Snow Business made sure it was seasonally snowy.

The Noel evening is full of family attractions, including a fun fair; a farmers’ market with food, drink and crafts; a classic car show; a local Denis Brown & Sons steam engine; and a river of light illuminating the town’s stream.

Music comes courtesy of Stroud Rock Choir /The Revolution Band and DJ Dubbu.

The markets and the fair began from 3.30pm with the Christmas magic really kicking off when Mr and Mrs Claus lead a festive parade around the town - joined by the children of Nailsworth.