A WINTER Wonderland inspired by two popular family Christmas films is set to open.

The Village at the Brighton Maria will be transformed into a world inspired by two classic festive favourites movies between December 20 to 24.

Families will be treated to a "free, fully immersive experience" and will get the chance to interact with princesses, snowmen, lions fauns and ice queens.

Between noon to 6pm, there will be snow machines, food and drink stalls selling hot chocolate, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and rides for the children.

On stage, there will be performances with the characters, bands, choirs and a free daily raffle to keep people in the festive-spirit.

Sophie Chandler from Brighton Marina said, “We love hosting fantastic, free events and this year we really have gone all out to bring an experience beyond our visitor’s imagination."