A FESTIVE market has been hailed as a “huge success” by residents.

Manningtree’s Christmas Market was held in the town centre last Friday.

Debbie Burrows, of Oxford Road, Manningtree, said: “The Christmas market was really busy.

“There was a great atmosphere.”

There were carol singers, food stalls, and Father Christmas was in his grotto greeting youngsters.

She said the organiser Penny Myers worked so hard and was rewarded by its success.