A weekend of festive celebrations is taking place at Rheged, near Penrith.

The Cumbria Life Christmas event features more than 60 carefully curated exhibitors, including many independent local businesses.

The show also includes a programme of seasonal-themed talks in the lecture theatre, live music from children's choirs and singers, and masterclasses offering the opportunity to learn skills first hand from experts.

Alistair Urquhart, general manager at Rheged, said: “We're absolutely delighted with how the show has come together from exhibitors offering high quality Christmas gifts, decorations and more to a great programme of talks and masterclasses. The atmosphere today has been fantastic and we're looking forward to welcoming more visitors through the doors tomorrow."

All the talks and demonstrations are included with the £5 entrance ticket to the show (under 16s are free).

Organised by Rheged in partnership with Cumbria Life, the event is open from 10am until 4pm on Sunday. For more information visit ww.rheged.com.