Gifts for all at Christmas pop-up fairs

Festive cheer has stepped up another gear as schools and community groups helped Christmas shoppers find gifts and stocking fillers for loved ones.

Friday, 11th December 2015, 12:00 pm
Christmas Fair at Rastrick Library. Mya Rhodes, eight, left, and Harriet Lester, six, pulling straws.

Hipperholme Grammar School’s popular annual Christmas Fair saw Father Christmas in his grotto and entertainment was provided by Bradford cheerleaders ‘Panache Cheer’, the Hipperholme Grammar Junior School choir and one of the school’s drama groups.

Jack Williams, headmaster at Hipperholme Grammar School said: “Our Christmas Fair is always very popular, and it provides a fantastic opportunity to find that special person a unique gift, with over 50 local shops and designers selling their products on the day. Stalls run by our pupils also helped raise money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.”

The Friends of Rastrick Library saw an array of local craft stalls present, with some great ideas for Christmas gifts.

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Christmas Fair at Rastrick Library. Mya Rhodes, eight, left, and Harriet Lester, six, pulling straws.

Seasonal refreshments were also available at the library in Crowtrees Lane, as well as a children’s craft activity, games and a raffle.

All the profits will go directly back into either improving the disabled access to the library or into further community events.

The group was formally established in 2013 to increase public use of the library facilities and its resources, through events and activities.

There were festive attractions for all the family at Halifax Fire Station with market stalls, children’s entertainment, live prevention shows, a Santa’s grotto and Little Freddie at their Christmas fair.

Christmas Fair at Rastrick Library. Savannah Ramsden Clark, five, at the craft table.

Donations which were made on the day will now go to the Firefighters Charity and other local charities.

Christmas Fair at Rastrick Library. Savannah Ramsden Clark, five, at the craft table.
Halifax Fire Station Christmas Fair. Take my Paw animal rescue fundraisers.
Halifax Fire Station Christmas Fair. Band Sarah Day and the Night Stars, from the left, Adrian Bairstow, Charles Zca, Peter Ellis and Sarah Day.
Halifax Fire Station Christmas Fair. On the Stich n Stuff stall, from the left, Charlie Hawkins, six, Leah Walker, Poppy Hawkins, four, and Dot Walker.
Halifax Fire Station Christmas Fair. On the Slimming World stall, from the left, Lily Palmer, Amraze Khan and Helen Palmer.
Halifax Fire Station Christmas Fair. Jack Frank, three, on the bouncy castle.
Halifax Fire Station Christmas Fair. Jacob Ogden, two, behind the wheel of Freddy the fire engine.
Halifax Fire Station Christmas Fair. Sana in his grotto with Ruby Greenwood, seven, and Finn Greenwood, nine.
Hipperholme Grammar School Christmas Fair. Santa with his elves, from the left, Sophie Carrington, Lydia Chin and Sophie Doherty.
Hipperholme Grammar School Christmas Fair. Chris Wilson with his wooden reindeer.
Hipperholme Grammar School Christmas Fair. Chris Wilson with his wooden reindeer.
Halifax Fire Station Christmas Fair. Dawn Heap on the Partylite Candles stall.
Halifax Fire Station Christmas Fair. From the left, Pippa Bradwell, one, Molly Bradwell, three, Kim Tomlinson, Gemma Bradwell and Billy Tomlinson, five.
Hipperholme Grammar School Christmas Fair. On the bauble-throwing stall, from the left, Harry Barraclough, 13, Jarred Bland, 14, Joe Underwood, 14, Charlie Gaunt, 13, and head of PE Matt Crouchman.
Hipperholme Grammar School Christmas Fair. Guessing what's in the stockings, Zara Mayer, eight, with parents Nathan Mayer and Rachel Mayer.