Saintfield Christmas Fair 2014
One of the first stalls to get set up was that of The National Trust from Rowallane.
Two of the first to arrive at the Fair were the Chairman of Down District Council Cllr William Walker and Cllr Terry Andrews.
The Reindeer Derby lit up Downpatrick Street.
The “Assault Course” took up one side of The Square.
The grounds of the First Presbyterian Church were beautifully lit.
There were some lovely displays inside the church.
Letters could be posted to Santa!
There were Nativity scenes.
In the distance there were lots of flashing lights and loud horn blasts. What could it be?
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.
When the lorry stopped Santa climbed down and began giving out sweets to the crowds of children.
Even the back of the 510hp truck was beautifully painted and illuminated!
It was time for the first choir to sing – St. Mary’s Primary School.
Proud mums and dads listened to the children singing.
There were people everywhere.
The “Last Person Standing” game was great fun!
First Presbyterian Church had erected a marquee and was serving refreshments.
The second choir was from the Millennium Integrated Primary School.
The third act on stage was the Saintfield Carol Singers.
Paul McAuley’s roundabout was as popular as ever!
Saintfield Development Association had a Tombola stall in one of the entries.
There were stalls on lower Main Street.
Saintfield Heritage Society had a small stall which was selling Book Nine of Saintfield Heritage.
A PSNI motorcycle proved popular with children posing for photographs.
Saintfield’s Christmas tree with a nice one in the Orange Hall behind.
Lightsabers were very popular on a dark evening.
The Parish Church had a Memorial Tree inside the illuminated church.
The final choir of the evening was from Saintfield High School.
Anyone for an olive?
The photographer ate a mushroom and garlic veggie burger from this stall!
Rounding off a packed programme on the stage were The Heart of Down Highland Dancers.
FirePoise had opened the Fair, and they were the final act of this year’s Fair too.
This is your last chance to buy a lightsaber!
The end of another spectacular FirePoise performance!
There was just time for another quick demonstration of the mesmerising lighting system …
… and then it was time to head for home.