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Strabane Christmas Fayre


The Strabane Christmas Fayre returns to Strabane on Sunday 2nd December from 1pm-5pm.

The fayre promises to be ‘bigger and better’ in its third year – featuring local food and craft market stalls, as well as festive entertainment by local arts groups, brass bands and school choirs. The Strabane Christmas Fayre promises to be a great family event and the perfect way to start the festive season

The festive extravaganza is a joint initiative between Strabane Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership, Strabane Business Improvement District (BID) and Derry City and Strabane District Council.  Features of the day include:

  •  30 handcraft and food stalls filling Castle Street and Castle Place selling festive food, gifts and crafts, including toys, sweets and jewellery.
     
  • The entertainment will continue throughout the day with live musical performances by local schools, fabulous local acts as well as the Three Rivers Brass Band.
  • A bus will also be running from the Strabane Retail Park to the town centre throughout the day, approximately every half hour.  This will be a vintage bus themed on the Polar Express, and people will be ferried between the two locations free of charge and entertained on board with singing and storytelling.
  • A ‘Dog Christmas Jumper’ competition and the first ever ‘Pooches Parade’.  Registration for the event from 12pm with the parade along the 2 bridges at 12:30pm.
  • This year we have added a giant Nordic Tipi tent with an open fire pit.  This will be a family area, with arts and crafts and Christmas traditions from around the world 

What’s on During the Day 

Strabane Town Centre & Retail Park
1pm – 6pm :       Christmas Shopping - Check out shop windows for special offers from our Strabane Businesses

Castle Street
1pm – 5pm:        Food and Craft Fayre

STAGE 1 (Outside Cafe Scoop)
1.00pm               Local School Choirs (Gaelscoil PS, St. Catherine's PS & St. Mary's PS  
2.15pm                Polish Choir
2.45pm                Grassroots with David Oliver & Cat Mac Ginty
4pm – 5pm         DJ Julian

Castle Place
1pm – 5pm         Food and Craft Fayre

STAGE 2              (Outside B&M Bargains)
1pm                     Local Solo Artists 
2.30pm                Strabane Brass Band 
3.45pm               Darren Doherty & the Heathen Choir

Town Hall Car Park
12pm – 1:30pm               Pooch Parade registration and fun walk 
Bring along your dog in their festive finest for our Christmas jumper parade

1:30pm                           Best Dressed Pooch Competition (sponsored by Caliway)

1:30pm – 5:00pm           Nordic Tipi
Visit our giant Nordic tipi for a multi-cultural inspired Christmas experience featuring live music and children’s arts and crafts

Stage 3
1:00pm                The Three Fivers
2.30pm                Jazz Gazette Trio 
3.45pm                 CRAIC 

Strabane Retail Park
1pm – 5pm                        Christmas Polar Express
Jump on board the Polar Express with singing and storytelling.  Pick-up and drop off every half hour at Strabane Retail Park (opposite New Look) and at the side of House Proud