THE popular Strabane Christmas Fayre is set to return to the town tomorrow. And with a wide selection of festive stalls and refreshments plus entertainment from top local acts there’s no better way to get your festive season underway.
On Sunday, December 1 there will be 30 craft and food stalls scattered across Castle Street and Castle Place, open from 1-5pm. There will also be a dedicated area for kids’ fun which will include face-painting, arts and crafts
The sweet-toothed visitor will be spoilt for choice with a host of treats such as crepes and waffles available, whilst for those who favour a savoury choice there will be an array of gourmet burgers, hotdogs and authentic curries to choose from.
There will also be a vast array of mouth-watering treats such as cakes, artisan breads and pastries. If this isn’t enough to stir your taste buds then why not warm-up with some suitably festive mulled wine.
All of this will be complimented by an array of stalls selling local hand-crafted gifts, including plants and wreaths, Christmas decorations, artisan soaps and oils, artwork, sculptures, textile items, homewares and jewellery.
Many of the local retailers will also be open next Sunday selling their own mouth-watering range of food and drink, and a huge selection of gift ideas to help you tick a few items off that Christmas shopping list.
Now in its fourth year, a number of much-loved favourites will return to the Christmas Fayre this year. These including the ever popular Christmas Jumper Pooch Parade – sponsored by local dog groomer and dog food supplier Caliway – this year it will include a dog walk around the town centre beginning at 12.30pm.
The Christmas Wonderland Experience Bus is also returning and will leave from a stop outside New Look and circle the town with live singing and entertainment on-board from local Encore Performing Arts Academy.
This delightful trip will be finished off with a visit to Mrs Claus at home in her very own sitting room.
This community-led event with support from Strabane Business Improvement District (BID), Derry City and Strabane District Council and the Chamber of Commerce is growing in numbers each year and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
One of the organisers, Teresa Stewart, explained, “We love exploring new ideas to grow the fayre and this year we have pulled out all the stops to ensure that it is bigger and better than ever.
“Families enjoy browsing the stalls each year and there’s no better way of getting into the Christmas spirit than a visit to our fayre. ”