PEPPA Pig, Paddington Bear and Wallace and Gromit are just some of the familiar faces taking part in Merry Hill's Christmas Parade.

Twenty much-loved children's characters will be visiting the centre on Saturday, December 8, to bring some festive cheer to shoppers and families.

Two 30-minute parades will take place at 1pm and 3pm, where Father Christmas will lead the procession through the centre.

Characters taking part include Marmalade the Mammoth, Peppa Big and George, Chase and Marshall, Paddington Bear, Bitz from Bitz & Bob, Bing and Flop.

They will be joined by Ben and Holly, Wissper and Peggy, Shane the Chef, Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, Tinky Winky & Laa Laa, Wallace & Gromit and Catboy, Owlette & Gekko.