Weather Fails to Dampen Christmas Spirit
Despite warnings of a washout, the annual Rotary Christmas Market proceeded as planned, with over 50 stallholders setting up in Station Road in Swanage.
Although windy, the day remained relatively dry for most of the time and the event was well supported as ever by the local community. As well as the multitude of different stalls selling everything from jam and chutneys to clothes, ornaments and jewellery, there were food outlets selling mulled wine, spiced cider, hot dogs and beef burgers.
The event was as ever visited by Santa in his grotto, with a healthy queue forming to see him, and entertainment was provided throughout the day on the main stage at Mermond Place.
Take a look at some of the highlights of the day below :