A WEEKEND of Christmas festivities is planned for Elsecar - with a craft fair, brass band performances and a visit from Santa.

The historic Building 21 will be the home of the annual Christmas Craft Fair which runs on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm and showcases hand crafted goods made in Yorkshire. 

Worsbrough Brass will be playing in Powerhouse Square throughout Saturday and the Barnsley and Rotherham Rock Choir will entertain the crowds on the Sunday between 1pm and 2pm.

For the kids, there will be some Victorian Time Travellers offering entertainment and free craft activities for children in the visitor centre between 11am and 3pm.

Admission to the site, car parking and all events are free.