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Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
One of the first stalls to get set up was that of The National Trust from Rowallane.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Two of the first to arrive at the Fair were the Chairman of Down District Council Cllr William Walker and Cllr Terry Andrews.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The Reindeer Derby lit up Downpatrick Street.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The “Assault Course” took up one side of The Square.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The grounds of the First Presbyterian Church were beautifully lit.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
There were some lovely displays inside the church.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Letters could be posted to Santa!

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
There were Nativity scenes.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
In the distance there were lots of flashing lights and loud horn blasts.  What could it be?

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
It was Santa arriving in a huge truck! The lorry, in Stevenson’s Quarry livery and owned and driven by Peter Kelly, slowly made its way down Main Street.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
When the lorry stopped Santa climbed down and began giving out sweets to the crowds of children.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Even the back of the 510hp truck was beautifully painted and illuminated!

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
It was time for the first choir to sing – St. Mary’s Primary School.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Proud mums and dads listened to the children singing.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
There were people everywhere.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The “Last Person Standing” game was great fun!

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
First Presbyterian Church had erected a marquee and was serving refreshments.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The second choir was from the Millennium Integrated Primary School.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The third act on stage was the Saintfield Carol Singers.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Paul McAuley’s roundabout was as popular as ever!

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Saintfield Development Association had a Tombola stall in one of the entries.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
There were stalls on lower Main Street.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Saintfield Heritage Society had a small stall which was selling Book Nine of Saintfield Heritage.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
A PSNI motorcycle proved popular with children posing for photographs.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Saintfield’s Christmas tree with a nice one in the Orange Hall behind.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Lightsabers were very popular on a dark evening.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The Parish Church had a Memorial Tree inside the illuminated church.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The final choir of the evening was from Saintfield High School.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Anyone for an olive?

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The photographer ate a mushroom and garlic veggie burger from this stall!

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
Rounding off a packed programme on the stage were The Heart of Down Highland Dancers.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
FirePoise had opened the Fair, and they were the final act of this year’s Fair too.

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
This is your last chance to buy a lightsaber!

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
The end of another spectacular FirePoise performance!

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
There was just time for another quick demonstration of the mesmerising lighting system …

Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014 Photo Album
… and then it was time to head for home.