A CHRISTMAS-themed event takes place at Silsden fire station this Friday (November 26).

There will be a range of attractions at the Elliott Street site, between 3pm and 7pm, including a Santa's grotto and stalls.

Food and drinks will be available, there will be face painting and – at 3.45pm – carols.

A festive lights switch-on will take place at 4.45pm.

The event is being organised by the firefighters, who are raising money for the Hive – a charity-run community centre in the town.

People are also welcome to donate gifts which will be given to care home residents nearer Christmas.