GLOUCESTERSHIRE'S largest Christmas store has returned to a shopping centre after a successful trading period last winter.

The popular Christmas Supermarket has returned to King’s Walk Shopping Centre in Gloucester with an array of twinkling lights and colourful decorations.

A bounty of gifts and decorations - including gift bags, nutcrackers and inflatable Santas - are currently on display inside this winter wonderland to help shoppers prepare for the festive season.

There are currently 15 members of staff working at the Christmas Supermarket and it will be open every day until Christmas.

In addition, The House of Tweed has also opened in the shopping centre, in the space where Clinton Cards formerly operated. 

The family business stocks a range of luxury accessories including socks, scarves and bags.

These two new arrivals coincide with the ongoing modernisation of the shopping centre.

King's Walk's revamp includes the installation of new lighting for the walkways opening up the main atrium and a new bronze colour scheme.

The work is part of the multimillion-pound regeneration work that is being carried out by Gloucester City Council and its partners Reef Group which includes the improvements to King’s Square and the nearby Forum development.

Jason Robinson, senior destination manager for King’s Walk and Eastgate, said: "It is very exciting time at King’s Walk and we are delighted to give a warm welcome to both The House of Tweed and the Christmas Supermarket.

“Ahead of the busy Christmas trading season, we have already seen footfall starting to increase in the area, which bodes well for a busy period for our traders."