Delighted shoppers are being met with a festive surprise in Black Swan Yard this week after International Furniture switched on their Christmas lights.

The newly expanded furniture specialist has gone all out to draw shoppers to the side street in what was described by a passer-by as a ‘triumph of window dressing’.

Not only has the refurbished store lit up their roof with a traditional display, staff have also transformed the main window display into a winter wonderland, complete with snow and reindeer.

The mother of one family who passed while we were outside said “It’s lovely to see independent retailers making such an effort, I’ve not seen anything like this in Andover before.”

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