Durham Market is extending its Christmas opening hours so that it will be open every day throughout December - and there's also late opening.

In the run up to Christmas, the Durham indoor market will be extending its opening hours to include Sundays, when it would usually be closed.

There's also a late opening event with free music and entertainment. On Tuesday November 26, the Durham Market will be holding its first Christmas Shopping Special, from 4.30pm until 7pm.

The Christmas Shopping Special will include free music performances by Ashley Stirling as well as the Chester-le-Street Salvation Army Band. There's also a children's treasure hunt happening throughout the day, and there will be LED glow entertainment from 4.30pm.

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Colin Wilkes, managing director of Durham Markets, said: "We want people to experience Durham Market Hall at its festive best. Come in and enjoy Christmas favourites performed by Ashley Stirling and the Chester-le-Street Salvation Army Band, relax with a mince pie and warming punch in Cafe Cenno and make the most of entertainment for the kids which includes a treasure hunt throughout the day, and LED glow entertainment.

"If you're wondering when you'll select Christmas cards, or order your turkey, or find time for any other Christmas shopping and preparation, then this is the perfect opportunity.  The Market Hall is also the place to find unique and niche presents – from jewellery and watches, to vinyls and collectable vintage toys.  It'll be fun and festive, and at the same time you're supporting local independent businesses."

Meanwhile there's also a Durham Christmas Festival taking place from Friday November 29 to Sunday December 1.

There will be various locations including the craft and gift marquee up on Palace Green, events in Durham Market Hall, outdoor markets, a full moon street food market, and a Durham Cathedral cloisters market.

There will also be family entertainment taking place in Walkergate and Millennium Place, as well as children's events and a lantern parade.

You can find all the details in our Durham Christmas Festival roundup.