Festive Fair Opens in King’s Lynn
The first Festive Fair for King’s Lynn opened this weekend with music, entertainment, food, drink, crafts and a heated marquee!
With traditional Christmas market style sheds, children’s fairground rides, bandstand and heated marquee with craft activities, the Fair has something for everyone. It’s the place to pick up a quirky stocking filler or a treat for the festive period, at the same time supporting a small, local producer, and if you’ve had enough of shopping and need to rest your feet the Fair is the place to visit with friends and family. Catch up over food and drinks in the heated marquee, soak up the festive tunes, or bring the children and have fun making a Christmas decoration to take home.
Visitors can enjoy live music twice a day from bands including Jessie’s Ghost, Bear Club and The Georgia Shackleton Trio. Craft sessions will take place in the marquee on Thursday at 430pm and on Saturdays at 1100 and 1400.
Organised by Discover King’s Lynn (the Business Improvement District for King’s Lynn town centre) the idea behind the festive fair is to bring an extra serving of Christmas to the town centre.
“We want to give people an additional reason to visit King’s Lynn this Christmas, encourage them to stay a bit longer and leave feeling festive and wanting to come back.” Says Vicky Etheridge, BID Manager.
“The Fair is intended to be a hub of all things Christmassy, a place to relax, eat, drink, shop and enjoy the atmosphere with friends and family. We’ve got different traders every week, they are all local to West Norfolk and for most of them their craft is a passion and a hobby which they’d like to turn into a living so you’d also be supporting a local entrepreneur this Christmas, “ added Vicky.
Stallholders will vary week to week but will always include food and drink to takeaway, artisan food and drink gifts, as well as homemade crafts and jewellery.
The Festive Fair can be found on the pedestrian area of Tuesday Market Place and
is open on Thursday and Fridays from 4-8pm, Saturdays from 10-6pm and Sundays from 10-4pm until Christmas Eve. It will also be open on 23rd & 24th December.
Further details including the band schedule can be found on Discover King’s Lynn social media pages.