It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

After many months of planning and organising, Ross-on-Wye Town Council hosted a fantastic Christmas Fayre following the postponement of the event in 2021 due to the pandemic.

The town centre, Broad Street and Croft Court, came alive with over 50 stalls selling handmade arts and crafts plus delicious artisan food and drink. Visitors and residents flocked to the town to do their early Christmas shopping from the many traders who were offering a huge range of gorgeous gifts – from decorations, candles, bath bombs, ceramics and jewellery, to cheese, chutneys, hampers, brownies and blankets.

Visitors were able to enjoy mulled wine and delicious Herefordshire beef burgers from The Beefy Boys and Christmas themed takeaway food from the town’s regular market trader, Pitta Stop.

During the afternoon, live music at the Market House added to the festive spirit – Amaretto Lounge started the afternoon off, followed by local choir, The Border Belles, and a wonderful finale from The Forfeits as the Christmas tree lights were illuminated.

The Mayor’s charity, EnviroAbility, ran this year’s Santa‘s Grotto at The Venue on Hill Street where youngsters waited for up to an hour to meet Santa himself. There was also an array of charity stalls, including the Royal British Legion, with plenty more gift ideas.

The festive spirit in the town centre will continue every Thursday evening with late night shopping until 7pm and mini markets outside the Market House on 25th November and on 2nd, 9th and 16th December.

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