THE festive season kicks off at Himley Hall this weekend with the return of the popular Christmas Gifts Fair.

Sixty stalls showcasing food, crafts, art, home decor and fashion will feature at the Hall on Saturday November 16 and November 17.

The fair will take place inside the the ground floor hall rooms and a heated Christmas marquee on the front lawns.

Shoppers can also enjoy live music and a puppet show for youngsters, while Dudley-based author Robert J Marsters will be on hand to share his fantasy stories and sign books for fans.

The fair is open between 10.30am and 5pm and costs £2.50 for adults, £2 for concessions and under-16s go free.