Santa's grotto is running throughout the 10 days of the Tameside Christmas Market in Market Street behind Ashton Market Hall
The market will be running from Friday, December 11 to Sunday, December 20 and the opening event will tie in with the Tameside Christmas Celebration event in Old Cross Street Car Park, Ashton, from 5pm to 8.30pm.
This will involve a range of on stage entertainment including songs from Frozen, featuring Princess Elsa, Anna and Olaf. There will be a selection of Christmas carols by the Ashton Band to get everyone in a festive mood as well as guest appearances from Peppa Pig and Father Christmas.
Peppa will also be available to meet children as will one of Santa's special helpers, an Elf, who will be giving away crafted balloons to all the children. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will also be joining in the fun.