SHOPPERS are invited to feel festive at the last Real Food Ilkley market of the year on Sunday, December 3 from 10am to 3pm when stalls will be selling seasonal produce and fabulous gift ideas.

A spokesperson for the South Hawksworth Street market said: "We're celebrating our last Real Food Ilkley market of the year with festive frivolity including a Santa's Grotto in The Black Hat. Plus, bringing back the fabulous atmosphere are some of Two Rivers Band playing in the morning, followed by a soloist, Steph the Saxophonist. Taking us into the afternoon with festive music will the mighty Bradford Met Concert Band. Even the most Scrooge-like of folk will be dancing to the Christmas music on South Hawksworth Street this Sunday.

"Fill your Real Food Ilkley tote bags (on sale at the market for £2 - great as a gift!) with some of the treats on sale from our wonderful stall holders."

Copper Spoon Cakery will be bringing gingerbread houses. Alice, owner of Copper Spoon Cakery said: "These gingerbread houses remind me of the Christmas markets I visited in Cologne, they are so festive and adorable, they also taste delicious! They have fresh ginger and medjool dates in them and a little kick of brandy for flavour, a very seasonal bake. I will also be bringing other festive flavours that I associate with Christmas time such as cranberry and orange and candy cane. Plus, we’re also doing a Yorkshire cream and cappuccino cake using Carthy and Black’s Yorkshire cream liqueur."

Addingham Fruit Liqueurs will be bringing Christmas specials like Cranberry & Orange Gin or Vodka - ideal Christmas Day tipple or gift idea. They will also be offering Sloe Gin, Blackcurrant Gin, Gooseberry & Elderflower Gin, Damson Gin, Blackberry Gin and Rhubarb & Ginger Vodka, well as gift boxes of four miniatures and individual miniatures.

Giuliano's of Italy will have new organic extra virgin olive oil, harvested 2017, and special Christmas packs of oils. Really Indian will be offering sauces gift wrapped in Balti dishes, serving boards and also spice boxes.

Hel's Bowls will be bringing onion, sage and cheddar and carrot, orange and ginger. Plus a fruity mulled spice dessert soup. Gluten Freekz have gluten free Christmas cake and mince pies and Plenty will have mincemeat, mulled pears and gift packs.

The spokesperson added: "Especially for our December market, Leeds Bread Co-Op will have Váno?ka - a Czech Christmas bread with raisins, baked to a glossy golden brown.

"Lastly, please make sure you give a warm welcome to this month's community group; LS29 Group. LS29 Group is a registered charity for families who have children with additional needs who live in the local area, offering support, activities and fun. LS29's stall will be set up as a reindeer shed - the cheeky reindeers have raided Santa's drinks cabinet and set up a bottle tombola, they've also got a lucky dip for the kids in Rudolph's straw basket - mind out for the carrots! The stall will be raising money for a new holiday playscheme for children with additional needs that LS29 plan to launch next year. There are lots of ways local people can get involved, so drop by for a chat."