THE first-ever Uxbridge Christmas market opens from Thursday, November 15, until Sunday, December 2.

From their illuminated wooden chalets, stall owners will sell goods made by craftsmen and an array of gifts.

You can fill up on food and drink at the tavern while children can visit Santa in his grotto.

The Christmas lights switch-on and parade will be on November 18, when there will be street entertainment and carolling.

The market will be located right in the heart of Uxbridge town centre, close to the tube and bus stations.