Marlow High Street closed for a night of late-night shopping which saw thousands turn out in the lookout for presents in the lead-up to Christmas.

Live reindeer, Miss Santa and Father Christmas' grotto were among the 50 stalls displaying their items along the shut High Street.

The town mayor, Cllr Richard Scott, was in attendance as a carol service opened the night alongside a short talk from Rev. Dave Bull about the difficult past 18 months.

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Jo Braybrooke, the event organizer, said: "There were approximately 3,500 people in attendance and it was great to see smiling faces as people – both adults and children – enjoyed the freedom and the many different types of food to buy and unusual Christmas presents to purchase.

"A very successful evening which the Marlow Chamber of Commerce was happy to organize once again for charities, commercial outlets and the shops all of which have had a very hard time for the last year or so."