Ye Olde Christmas Fayre: line-up, stallholders’ competition and more

Lots to share on Ye Olde upcoming Christmas Fayre, coming to a Plaza near you on Saturday 13 Dec from around about 11:30 until 4 pm (note earlier start time than previously announced). We have news of the line-up, an exciting competition for stallholders, and a last call for the chance to book a stall.

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A festive mix of new and old awaits you. We are very pleased to introduce local Walthamstow DJ team Exstage, who will be providing musical cheer throughout the afternoon. We are also pleased that creative outfit Drawabout will be unleashing some storytelling art adventures amongst the crowds during the event.

Person drawing in ye olde outfit

Here’s how the rest of the running order is shaping up (please bear in mind that times are approximate, and may change):

11.30 am
St. Gabriel’s Church carol singers: Singing around the Plaza Christmas tree

12 noon
Father Christmas and his elf open the event

12.30 pm
Ukulele Players Band: Joyful Christmas songs and music

Punch N Judy Show: Geoff Felix Puppeteer

The Clean Peas: Celtic traditional folk music

Punch N Judy Show (repeat performance)

Wood Street Christ Chapel Choir: Christmas carols

Wood Street Christ Chapel Dancers: Dance display in front of the stage

Christ Chapel Choir & Dancers & St. Gabriel’s Carol Singers: Carol singing around the Christmas tree

4.00 pm Close


Also, some exciting news of a competition for those running table-top stalls: we are offering a luxurious Christmas hamper to the best festive looking stall at the Fayre. So dress your stall to impress, and you could win this.

Christmas hamper

If that has whetted your appetite, we can confirm that we have a few places left to fill. And you have a few days to fill them (until 30 Nov to be exact). So if you want your business or charity to be there on the day, see this post for all the details (including links to download the paperwork).

That’s all for now. For all the latest Wood Street community news, don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Ye Olde Facebook, and follow us on twitter.

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