A popular Bury park cafe will launch its festive season in style this weekend.

The Lamppost Cafe at Burrs Country Park is beginning its celebrations on Friday, December 1 with an event involving carols around the Christmas tree.

The Square Street Singers, a 20-plus strong choir, will be joining staff and customers and friends of Burrs Country Park in singing traditional carols and some contemporary seasonal songs around the tree from 6.45 pm.

Father Christmas will arrive shortly afterwards at 7pm at the free event.

Complimentary warm mulled drinks will be available too.

A week later, on Friday, December 8, the North West's premier Robbie Williams tribute act will take centre stage at The Lamppost's Christmas party with up to 100 people expected to go and dance the night away in the first floor function room.

Tickets are priced at £15 including a welcome drink.

The Lamppost is owned and run by Nicola Gregson and Mark Wellman-Riggs.

Nicola said: "Christmas is such a special time, we decorate the inside and the outside of the building with trees and lights, and customers come down and help us put all the decorations up too. 

"It's become a tradition since the first year we opened.

"We have been open for over five years now, and we are very much part of Burrs and the local community.

"Our customers celebrate many milestone events with us, and us putting on some special evenings around Christmas gives everyone a chance to socialise together."

The Lamppost will also be opening for bistro nights during December with themed menus and will be extending it's opening days too.

Mark added: "We will be open as we do every Boxing Day from 10am for coffees, hot chocolates and cake, after all many people go for a walk in the park to stretch their legs and for kids to try out their new bikes."

For tickets for the Christmas party, or for more information about any of the events or themed nights, contact the cafe on 0161 763 4778, via Facebook or lamppostcafeburrs@gmail.com.