LEOMINSTER will step back in time when it hosts its annual Victorian Christmas street market next week (Saturday, December 9).

This year's market will feature more than 60 stalls in Corn Square and Broad Street with plenty of Christmas goodies including gifts, handmade toys, exotic soaps and toiletries, seasonal food and alcohol.

Street entertainment will be provided by the Leominster Morris men, the Leominster Community Choir and other street singers.

The market begins at 10am with the official opening by HM Queen Victoria, accompanied by the Mayor and town councillors at 11am in Corn Square.

After the fun and excitement of the market, a secret garden will be transformed into a snow-filled enchanted forest as people are invited to step into a wardrobe and enter the magical world of Narnia.

There will be a chance to meet Mr Tumnus and Mr and Mrs Beaver, although beware the White Witch – she might try to tempt you with her Turkish delight.

As you pass through the wardrobe full of coats, you will feel the fir trees as you brush past them. Guided by the light from Narnia’s lamppost, you will meet Father Christmas and his reindeer. All good children will receive a gift.

This magical land will be free to enter, but only open between 4pm and 6pm. It can be entered through the wardrobe in the Tourist Information Centre in Corn Square.