Local Christmas Craft Fayres are a great place to pick up unusual and original Christmas gifts, so why not take the little ones to visit Santa and enjoy a day out whilst supporting local charities, businesses and organisations?
Forget doing battle on the high street; take yourself off to one of the many local fayres taking place in and around Croydon and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre
Saturday 12th November 11:00 - 15:00
Archbishop Tenison's CE High School Selborne Road Croydon, CR0 5JG
Browse through the stalls selling craft and general Christmas gifts, along with a range of quality cards, books, jewellery etc. Enjoy refreshments and lunch, homemade mulled wine, tombola, face painting and a musical performance from the Archbishop Tenison's music department.
This is a parent's association event with all proceeds going to the ATPA charity. Entrance costs 50p; free for children.
Croydon Cats Protection
Saturday 12th November 11:00 - 16:00
Selsdon Center for the Retired (within Sainsbury's Complex), Addington Road, Selsdon CR2 8LA
Gifts, jewellery, cakes, Christmas cards and goods, presents for your cat and much more! Have a go at the tombola, guess the weight of the cake or try your luck in the raffle. Why not have a glass of mulled wine or a cup of coffee with a mince pie while you browse.
Entrance is free but donations of cat food are most welcome.
Oasis Academy Coulsdon Christmas Fair
A Christmas Fair and Food Market will be held at the Academy this Saturday, organised by the Friends of Oasis Academy Coulsdon. Bustling with craft stalls and traditional Christmas food stalls, enjoy a family day out in the stunning Academy building following the recent completion of its £18m redevelopment programme.
Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation
26th November 11:00 - 15:00
Oakley Road, South Norwood, SE25 4XG
This youth theatre organisation is based in South Norwood and has been in existence for 40 years, providing creative theatre workshops for young people between the ages of 13-25. Currently facing a funding crisis, they really need community support in order to continue for the next 40 years!
They are holding a Christmas Fayre with "bric a brac" stall, cakes, teas, 'guess the weight of the cake", games, all things fun for a fayre. To raise additional funds they would love to hear from anyone interested in hiring a stall for a small fee. Welcoming arts and crafts, handmade gifts, jewellery, holistic beauty gifts etc, this is an excellent opportunity to display your wares and help this worthwhile cause.
For more details, contact Debbie Lindsay on 02087711765.
The Arc Art & Craft Fair
Saturday 3rd December 10:00am
39 Weston Drive, Caterham, CR3 5XY
Handmade works from art and craft professionals where you may find that perfect gift for that difficult to buy for person! The venue in the atrium at the Arc offers free parking and hot food from the on-site Bistro. There is also a soft play area for the younger children, providing a fun day out for all.
Croydon 60Plus Club
Thackery House, 58 Addiscombe Road, CR0 5PH
3rd December 12:00 - 15:00
Come and offer your support to this traditional Christmas Fayre offering cakes, facepainting, crafts, jewellery and tombola.
Bring the children to meet Father Christmas with his sack of toys for only £1 a visit.
Delicious festive refreshments available
Heathfield Grand Christmas Bazaar
Heathfield Training Centre, Coombe Lane, Croydon, CR0 5RH
4th December 12:00 - 16:30
Join in the festive fun of Croydon Ecology Centre's Christmas Bazaar. The Pantry Cafe will be serving organic home-made soups and buttered rolls followed by traditional cream teas. Lots of stalls to find that special gift for someone you love for Christmas. Be sure to stock up with our local honey, organic jams, cordials chutneys, fudge and hand-made chocolate truffles for the festive period. All monies raised by the bazaar goes to the centre’s Animal Welfare and Wildlife Rescue Work.
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