The Marton Arts and Crafts Centre is creating a Christmas Village in their grounds that will open to the community on December 8.

The centre president Lorraine Barnett says artists will work at their crafts and art and the works will also be on sale for that "something special Christmas present".

Hand-made decorations have been made by the centre for their 1.8-metre Christmas Tree, which will be sold in a raffle: beaded baubles a cork reindeer, embroidered stitch-work, a knitted plump Christmas pudding, Anne Middlemiss-Collins' and Mrs Barnett's ceramics, and a soldier from a wooden peg are some of the decorations the members have created.

Mrs Barnett said stalls, a barbecue, morning and afternoon teas and an activity where children can make a clay tile to take home, will be on offer.

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The Christmas Village will be open from 10am-4pm, December 8, Signal St-Grey St corner.