A FAMOUS festive figure will make a special appearance at a charity event ahead of the jolliest and merriest time of the year.

St Osyth Parish Church has organised a Christmas Fayre, which will take place next month and include a visit from Santa Claus himself.

The fete will also boast a variety of stalls, mulled wine, mince pies, refreshments, and a raffle which will give guests the chance of winning £100.

The free Christmas Fayre will take place on November 27 between 10am and 1pm inside the St Osyth Parish Church, which is a registered charity.