THE magic of Christmas will light up the lakeside high street of Bala next week.

This year the Bala Business Group (BBG) will stage another Christmas Late Night Shopping spectacular in the town, celebrating the flourishing high street with shops extending their opening hours and welcoming new as well as loyal customers in from the cold.

Attendees can also expect to see craft stalls, marshmallow toasting, live music and children's games.

Heledd Roberts of BBG said: "This year we are excited to host yet another Christmas late night shopping event in Bala.

"Craft stallholders will be present across the town, as well as charity representatives.

"There will be a new addition to our live music line-up with new ladies choir Tegalaw joining loyal entertainers Cor Meibion Glyndwr, Billy Thompson and Seindorf Pres Abergynolwyn Brass Band.

"Marshmallow toasting and children’s competitions will also be running throughout the evening, providing fun for all ages.

"Come join us in Bala. Merry Christmas!"

The event takes place on Thursday, December 6 from 4pm.