First Christmas Market At St Mary’s Hall Hotel

St Mary’s Hall Hotel is hosting its first Christmas market this evening.

The event will charge a £1 entry fee for Cancer Research UK and will host a variety of business and fundraising stalls.

Music will be provided by the islands’ 70-strong female choir, Scilly Sirens, the sea-shanty singing group Bone Idol and the Tea Band.

As well as the more usual seasonal treats, traditional Eastern European sweet and savoury dishes are being prepared by two hotel workers from Bulgaria and Slovenia.

Hotel manager Joan Shiles says the staff at the hotel have worked hard to create a festive atmosphere and she hopes to put on the event annually.

The Christmas fair starts at 5.00pm today.