DEMAND to visit Santa at a village grotto has snowballed.

Tickets for the annual event at Oakworth Village Hall have been snapped up in record time, selling out in just over a week.

Santa and Mrs Claus will be at the venue on December 16 and 17.

The visit is organised by Oakworth Community Trust, which operates the hall.

Events team lead Alison Boole says: "The grotto is always popular and regularly sells out, but never as quickly as this year.

"We were very much taken by surprise."

And another trust event, Return to the 80s, is close to selling out.

It takes place at the hall on Saturday, November 11, at 7.30pm, and follows the success of a Voyage Through the 80s evening held last year.

Funds raised will help with ongoing renovations to the hall.

The event is for over-18s only.

Alison says: "A DJ will invite revellers to dance the night away to all their favourite 80s dancefloor fillers, and of course the bar will be open.

"Some of our previous events are the stuff of legend, and this one shouldn't be any different."

Tickets are £10, including a beer on arrival, and are available at