Hundreds of shoppers across Bracknell stepped out in force for this year’s annual late night shopping event on Crowthorne high street.

On Friday, December 2 the street was buzzing with customers enjoying the festive market stalls and searching for that perfect Christmas present at local independent businesses.

During the event, the Mayor of Bracknell Forest awarded prizes to three local school children for their winning entries in the poster competition which advertised the shopping night.

A variety of Christmas activities were run for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike.

Santa paid the town a visit to everyone's delight and kids were able to visit him in his grotto. This was run by Crowthorne Library Staff on the night.

The shoppers were entertained with carol singers and beautiful Christmas light displays by Churches Together in Crowthorne.

Melanie Saville from Crowthorne Parish Council said: “Thank you to Crowthorne Parish Council, Bracknell Forest Council, Wokingham Without Parish Council and Churches Together in Crowthorne for contributing to the cost of the road closure which made the event safer for all, and to all the volunteer marshals who assisted with event logistics and stewarding.