WIRRAL food and drink hall Woodside Ferry Village has launched its first official Christmas song for 2019.

Performed by Harry Williams and produced by Taffy Studios' Dave Evans, It's Christmas Time was first written by Harry in 2003 who is the commercial safety co-ordinator for the Birkenhead BID (Business Improvement District).

Harry told the Globe: "I have been writing and performing music for many years, and I have been delighted to have performed on a number of occasions at Woodside Ferry Village, so I was more than happy to work with the venue on this Christmas song.

“I recorded it with a friend of mine, Dave Evans, at his Taffy Studios in Flint some years ago, and at that time I entered the song in the Christmas song contest at Radio Merseyside and it came first and was played on air by Billy Butler.

"I felt that this would be a good choice to help celebrate Christmas and was very happy to link up with Woodside Ferry Village in making it their official yuletide song for 2019.”

Woodside Ferry Village is a similar concept for the likes of both Liverpool's Baltic Market, Marine Street Social in New Brighton and Trafford's Altrincham Market.

Based at Woodside Ferry Terminal, there are six food vendors: Caffe Cream; Sukhothai; Cowfish Smokehouse; The Refreshment Rooms; Low Slow and Dough plus two bars The Tipsy Duck and The Duckling.

Managing director at Woodside Ferry Village Sharon Stanton said: “We have been open just over five months at Woodside Ferry Village, and we want to make sure that we create a destination on the waterfront suited to all people, from families to groups to visitors, who can enjoy great award winning food and a fantastic view across the Mersey to the Liverpool skyline.

“As this is our first Christmas we have brought the festive spirit to Woodside through our spectacular 15’ fully illuminated tree, the food hall decorations – both by Bromborough based Inspirations Wholesale, together with a Winter Wonderland scene painted by local artist Adam Bresnen onto our windows.

"We also have several party night events lined up and we are creating a grotto especially for families, children, not forgetting dogs, our four legged friends.

"It’s Christmas Time fits perfectly with our ideas for what makes Christmas so very special.”