North Wootton Prepares for the Return of Popular Christmas Fair
- By Elaine Bird
- 22 November 2021
- North Wootton
The Christmas Fair and Christmas Tree Sale at North Wootton Village Hall is on Saturday 4th December after last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic.
There will be a craft market featuring an array of stalls selling Christmas decorations, gifts, and locally sourced and produced food and drink. Freshly cut, UK grown Christmas trees will be on sale outside the hall, and visitors are invited to soak up the festive atmosphere while enjoying a mulled wine and a mince pie.
Antony Lamb, the village hall’s Events Organiser, said “We really missed the Christmas Fair last year, it marks the start of the festive season and after such a hard 20 months what better than to support local businesses and makers when doing some of your Christmas shopping? There’s a real buzz around the return and we are delighted at the response we’ve had”.
Entrance to the Christmas Fair is free and there’s plenty of parking available at The Woottons Surgery, also on Priory Lane. As in previous years, the Christmas Fair will culminate with the switching on of the village hall’s Christmas lights.
Covid has been thought about and addressed - Antony continued “Increased ventilation, a different indoor layout, hand sanitising stations, and encouraged mask wearing will help allay any worries regarding the virus - there will even be a number of stalls outside in tents at this year’s fair meaning numbers inside will be reduced”.
The raffle has been well supported by local businesses and prizes include £50 shopping vouchers from Adrian Flux Insurance, a family pass to Luminate Sandringham, a buffet for two at Pearl River, a bay tree worth £59.99 from Direct Plants, a signed pennant from Norwich City Football Club, £30 gift voucher for Eric’s Fish and Chips, free entry to Bircham Windmill, a luxury hamper from Norfolk Cottages, complimentary tickets to the Thursford Collection, amongst many more.
This year, the event will also be attended by King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Mayor, Councillor Harry Humphrey.
Christmas trees are already available to pre-order via the village hall’s website. All proceeds from the Christmas Fair and the Christmas Tree Sale goes to North Wootton Village Hall, a Registered Charity, and used towards the upkeep and ongoing refurbishment of the hall. The Fair takes place from 10am until 5pm and more information can be found on the village hall’s website: https://northwoottonvillagehall.org.uk/christmas-fair-2021 as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.