Santa? In Preston? You are a little bit early!

It may still be July '“the month of hot sunny days and ice cream.

Friday, 20th July 2018, 11:58 am
Updated Friday, 20th July 2018, 6:57 pm
Santa makes an appearance at Christmas in July

But already a Lancashire venue developed a festive spirit with a visit by Santa.

Christmas In July is a four-day crafting extravaganza, now taking place at Inspirations Craft Superstore at the Capitol Centre, Walton-le-Dale.

The festive season arrives early for the crafting community each year, as they begin planning their Christmas projects.

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Santa makes an appearance at Christmas in July

Inspirations is celebrating with product launches from parent company Hunkydory Crafts, which will feature a huge range of Christmas-themed essentials.

Appearances include Anne-Marie Catterall and Sheila Halliwell, the faces of Hunkydory Crafts, and regular demonstrators on Create & Craft TV, and John Lockwood, one-time presenter on Hochanda TV.

Ann Newhouse, owner of the store, said: “We could not be more excited for Christmas in July. We have a great lineup of guest demonstrators, and a fabulous new range of products that we cannot wait to share.”