CHRISTMAS will officially arrive at Ealing Broadway this weekend as its Magical Wardrobe-themed Santa’s Grotto begins a programme of events over the festive period.

Every weekend from Saturday, November 16, to Sunday, December 22, shoppers can pass through the Magical Wardrobe into a winter wonderland of Christmas trees and lights, where they will find Santa in his grotto.

The free grotto will be open 11am–5pm and children will be able to get a picture with Santa, share their Christmas wish list and collect a gift from the man himself.

There will also be collections where shoppers can make a voluntary donation to local charities.

Ealing Broadway’s Christmas market is also returning for the fourth year. Opening on Wednesday,  November 27, the market will be running until Christmas Eve, open 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sundays.

A rotating line-up of weekly pop-ups – including artisans from around the world, such as Vietnamese homeware, Colombian accessories and African-inspired jewellery – will offer unique gifts for friends and family.