CHILDREN are invited to ‘take over Christmas’ at a Darlington pub.

The Woollen Mill needs five local youngsters to take charge of this year’s festivities.

Its Kidsmas competition will see children tasked with decorating the pub’s Christmas tree, wrapping presents and putting up decorations.

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They will star in a Christmas video and will receive a £250 Toys R Us voucher for their efforts.

Every child who enters the competition will receive a free festive meal.

General manager Paul Harrison said: “Christmas time is all about giving so this year we wanted to give five lucky children the opportunity to take charge of the season’s celebrations at our pub.”

To enter, children should visit and explain in 100 words why they deserve to win.