Christmas fairs

‘Tis the season and all that and more communities are rallying together for special Christmas fairs.

‘Tis the season and all that and more communities are rallying together for special Christmas fairs.

It’s a great way to gather in your own area to support local causes, buy local produce and spend some time with others. Butler House in the city will host a two-day affair this Saturday and Sunday featuring all local produce and work in aid of Save the African Slum Children Association.

Kilkenny School Project National School holds its annual Christmas Fayre from noon to 2pm with lots of fun for all the family; face painting, tattoos, balloons, lucky dip, Santa’s grotto, games room, there’s food and Christmas crafts and more.

CBS Primary School will also host a Christmas Bazaar this Sunday. From noon to 4pm you can enjoy cake and book sale, mince pies and mulled wine, craft stalls, Christmas cards designed by CBS pupils, novelty raffles, chocolate fountain, face painting, Santa’s grotto, novelty golf putting and CBS boys choir and cantoiri and Rutaigh will provide seasonal music. All money raised will go to support school projects and activities.

On Sunday from 1.30pm Scoil Mhicil Naofa Galmoy holds its Christmas market and art exhibition. There’s a draw being held with this event.

At the same time Mooncoin parish hall will be throwing open its doors to stalls including bric-a-brac, cakes, fruit, veg, shrubs, bottle stall, new and unused gift items. Tickets are already on sale for a raffle which will be held during the fair. Prizes include a 32-inch Samsung TV, Toshiba laptop and an One 4 All voucher.

And from 2pm Stoneyford’s local hall will be brimming with stalls, wheel of fortune, raffle, books, jewellery, soft toys, refreshments, Santa’s grotto and more.