A Christmas-themed festival which sees thousands of families attend every year is returning to a north Norfolk town this weekend. 

The three-day Wells Christmas Tide Festival will take place from this Friday where carol singers from Fakenham Town Band will begin the festivities with songs on The Buttlands at 6pm. 

There will also be an events stall and mulled cider. 

North Norfolk News: Thousands of families attend the festival every yearThousands of families attend the festival every year (Image: Wells Christmas Tide)

On Saturday, entertainment including face painting, stilt walkers, fire eaters and balloon modelling will start at 10am. 

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In Staithe Street there will be food and drink stalls, as well as free parking at Stearman's Yard car park and the Old Ark Royal car park.

North Norfolk News: There will also be a samba band playing parading through the townThere will also be a samba band playing parading through the town (Image: Wells Christmas Tide)

The Wells Town Christmas Lights will be switched on by ITV News presenter David Whiteley at around 4.15pm, followed by a parade to the quayside.

At Father Christmas' arrival, a "spectacular" fireworks display will be held over the marshes. 

According to event organisers, spaces are limited and tickets are only available based on one ticket per child with up to two free accompanying adults.