Thousands of people are expected to attend a late night shopping event in Marlow next month.

Father Christmas, Peppa Pig, Darth Vadar and a storm trooper will entertain crowds at the Marlow Chamber of Trade and Commerce’s annual evening on December 7.

The event, which is celebrating its 25th year, will see a carol service open the evening at 6pm, with musicians from Great Marlow School and choirs from local primary schools, followed by a procession of animals & nativity scene players.

The Salvation Army Band will play traditional Christmas songs and Santa Claus and an elf will be in a grotto for children to visit.

The event will finish at 9pm and the High Street will be closed that evening with around 50 stalls on both sides of the street.

A number of shops will also be open for people to visit.

Organisers said around 3,000 people usually attend the “family oriented” event.

Radio presenter Chris Evans and celebrity chef Tom Kerridge attended last year's extravaganza, which also coincided with the launch of Mr Kerridge's pop-up cinema.