A FREE Santa grotto is being provided by traders at Widnes Market to thank customers for their support.

Children can see Father Christmas every Saturday in December and on Thursday, December 21 and Friday, December 22, from 10am to 4pm.

Youngsters are also being offered a free Santa selfie.

Fun characters will also be roaming round in costume to meet and greet shoppers.

Stallholders are collecting donations for Clic Sargent which aims to reduce the impact of childhood cancer for children and young people and their families.

They have already raised almost £5,000.