DIDCOT will be transformed into a winter wonderland tomorrow for a special 25th edition of the annual Christmas street fair.

Some 20,000 visitors are expected to descend on the town from 4pm to enjoy a market, parade and fun fair.

The event, held annually since 1994, this year comes with a Winter Wonderland theme after residents requested a traditional English celebration.

Market Place will become a Christmas market with mulled wine and cider, mince pies, hot chestnuts, Christmas trees and Christmas gift stalls.

There will also be Christmas music, choirs, face painting, balloon modelling and a Punch and Judy show.

The Broadway, which will be closed to traffic, will host a fun fair and stalls featuring 70 groups and artisan traders.

The Orchard Centre, marking its first street fair since its expansion, will host live music with shops staying open until late.

Father Christmas will lead the parade at 7pm from the Orchard Centre carpark along the Broadway,

He will be joined by the Snow King and Queen in their carriage, followed by pupils from Aureus School.

Other entertainment includes ice stilt walkers, snow cats and white horses.

Jeanette Howse, chair of Didcot Events which organises the fair, urged everyone to come out and attend.

She said: “It will be bigger and better than ever before and truly celebrates all the things that makes Didcot a truly special place to be.

"Not only do we celebrate the festive season but the whole community has the opportunity of having fun and a memorable time.”

The street fair is this year sponsored by Bovis Homes.

For more information about this year's event see www.didcotevents.co.uk