Hanham Christmas Fair is set to be bigger and better

October 07 2016

ORGANISERS of the popular Hanham Christmas Fair have revealed this year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.

ORGANISERS of the popular Hanham Christmas Fair have revealed this year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.

Earlier this year there were reports that the event was in jeopardy because of a shortage of volunteers, but after an appeal by Hanham Business and Community Partnership for help, the team has been overwhelmed with people offering their time.

Organised by the Hanham Traders Association, the Christmas Fair attracts thousands of visitors each year and is always held on the first Friday in December – this year it is December 2.

The 2016  event, which sees the local shops staying open late and Hanham High Street closed to traffic, will offer many fairground rides and stalls offering traditional Christmas entertainment for families and young children.

The ever popular Santa’s Grotto will be held as always at the Methodist Church and there will also be lots of new food and craft stalls, including tacos and pancakes.

Richard McKenzie, one of the many organisers of the Christmas Fair, said: “We are all so excited about this year’s event – it really is going to be bigger and better than previous years.

“We were a bit worried earlier in the year that we wouldn’t be able to have enough volunteers to help but we have had a lot of support which we are really grateful for.

“Every year we have such a great festive atmosphere; everyone looks forward to the fair, which is what we want.

“This year we have far more new stalls and fairground rides for the whole family to enjoy so it should be great.”

All local organisations, including schools, churches and community groups,  are welcome to have a stall, which costs £15.  If you would like to get involved in the event, please contact Richard McKenzie on 07841 330838 or email rich@dangraceaerials.co.uk.