Staff at a stately home in the Richmond area are busy hanging decorations at the venue ahead of Christmas.
Visitors will be able to see their hard work when they visit Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, to see the beautiful Christmas decorations and visit the gift fair.
This year’s theme is Christmas carols, which are depicted in flowers and fresh greenery throughout the house.
Local flower clubs along with Kiplin volunteers and staff are busy preparing the hall in readiness to welcome visitors for the attraction’s annual Christmas openings.
A drum, lent by Richmond’s Green Howards Museum, ships, a manger, a castle, eight Christmas trees, holly and ivy, flowers and fresh greenery and much more have been used to represent well-loved carols, including The Little Drummer Boy; Hark the Herald Angels Sing, The Holly and the Ivy and Good King Wenceslas.
A spokesman for Kiplin Hall said: “Unusual and interesting gifts will be on sale at the Christmas gift fair, which is held in the Maryland Centre.
“The hall, tea room and Christmas gift fair will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2, 3, 4 December and 9, 11 December, from 10am to 4pm. Admission to the Hall and decorations are adult £8.65, concession £7.80, child £4.50 and family (2+3) £23.60.
“Admission to the gift fair and tea room is free.”