A popular market has announced several Christmas events including food, drink and shopping experiences.

Brighton’s Open Market, in London Road, is a space where independent traders have been thriving for years.

And the festive season is no exception as a number of events have been lined up to help shoppers get in the Christmas spirit.

A spokeswoman for Brighton Open Market said: "We can’t wait to bring these festive events to Brighton.

“These Christmas events are a fantastic chance to support local traders and discover unique gifts and treats. We invite everyone to join us and visit our unique and vibrant community market."

On Saturday, December 9, there will be a Christmas makers market.

These will offer a range of unique, handmade arts, crafts and homewares created by local makers.

“Whether you're searching for that one-of-a-kind gift or looking to treat yourself, this is the place to find unique, lovingly crafted items that you won't find anywhere else,” the spokeswoman added.

The Vegan Christmas Market takes place on Saturday, December 2, and there will be a range of gifts, crafts and beauty products.

It is open from 10am to 5pm meaning you can make a day of it and try some food at some of the permanent outlets in the market.

Saturday, December 16, is the Christmas Food and Drink Market.

Here, you will be able to stock up on festive treats with the year-round traders and some seasonal exclusives from local businesses from delicatessens to bakeries.

To make your shopping experience even more enjoyable, The Drop, a craft beer shop in the market, will set up a pop-up bar serving craft beer and mulled wine, adding an extra touch of warmth to the Christmas celebrations.