A number of shops in Perranporth will be extending their opening hours in the run up to Christmas.

On each each Friday up to December 17, several independent shops in Perranporth will be staying op that little bit later in what's been described as a festive way to support the local community and the Cornish economy.

From November 26 to December 3, 10, and 17, retailers will be extending their closing hours from 4pm to 8pm in order to allow residents to visit a selection of outlets, from art galleries and independent surf shops, to pet accessories and crystals as well as award-winning blankets and eco-conscious lifestyle stores.

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Alongside the extended opening hours, carol singers will also be performing in the town on a weather-permitting basis.

Organisers have said the Council-owned car park will also be free during this period.

Also staying open that little later is Perranporth's newest shop - a Refill and Sustainable Lifestyle store - All You Can Eco.

Lara McShee of All You Can Eco described the event as: "An opportunity to support local, support our community as well as the Cornish economy while grabbing yourself those heartfelt gifts that standout under the tree."