Portmeirion's Food and Craft Fair welcomed the highest number of visitors in its four year history this Decemer.
The Italianate village's annual Christmas event which came to an end on Sunday (December 4) attracted more than 7,500 revellers over the three days - doubling footfall from last year.
Showcasing the best of local products and entertainment, the festival featured more than 120 artisan stalls, cooking demonstrations from local chefs, live music, craft workshops and Santa's train.
Gwynedd Roberts, Portmeirion's Estate Manager and food festival organiser, said: "This was a huge hit not only for us but also our guests and stall holders.
"People loved the variety of experiences from sampling local food to listening to traditional Welsh music.
"Of course, the dry weather also helped boost visitor numbers to Portmeirion this weekend."
Stall holder Deiniol ap Dafydd, owner of Blas ar Fwyd in Llanrwst, said coming to the event always raised a smile.
"It's a fantastic, festive atmosphere," he said.
Following the unexpected number of visitors attending the popular event, stall holders found themselves running out of stock sooner than expected.
Kurmang Rashid from the Model Bakery in Blaenau Ffestiniog sold out of his artisan bread most days.
The former rocket scientist described the event as "busy but wonderful".
Organisers say "bigger and better things" are currently being planned for the next event which will take place from December 1 next year.
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