Everything you need to know about the 2023 Derwen College Christmas Fayre
Our FREE annual Christmas Fayre takes place at Derwen Marketplace in Gobowen, near Oswestry, this weekend
Start your Christmas shopping with our stalls and traders
We are welcoming over 30 stalls and traders over the weekend to help you start your Christmas shopping, and get you in the mood for Christmas. We have stalls selling local crafts, food, drinks, jewellery, art as well as tombolas.
Scroll down the page for more information about all our traders.
By visiting the Derwen College Christmas Fayre you will be supporting Derwen Charity.
Meet Santa and Mrs Christmas
Our Audience with Santa is back for 2023!
This year step into Mrs Christmas’s kitchen and listen to Santa tell a magical Christmas story.
This is a fully inclusive and accessible event, with a maximum of ten children per sitting to reduce noise and distractions.
Tickets cost £10 each and include a story with Santa, gift bag and photo with Santa & Mrs Christmas.
Online sales have now ended. There are a few spaces left – please contact Mrs Christmas on 01691 661234 or enquire at the Garden Centre during the Christmas Fayre.
Buy your Christmas tree
Locally grown Christmas trees will be available to buy from the Garden Centre throughout the weekend.
Potted or cut soft needled Nordmann non-drop Christmas trees will be available in a variety of different sizes.
Over the weekend we will have some musical entertainment.
On Friday night Derwen On Tour, our signed song and dance team, will be doing a performance at 4.30pm. We also welcome Tommy Mills who will be singing and playing his guitar throughout the evening.
Saturday the Porthywaen Silver Band will be entertaining us with festive music between 12pm and 3pm.
On Sunday we welcome back Tommy Mills for the final day of the Christmas Fayre.
With late night opening on Friday night, the Fayre is open:
- 4pm–8pm, Friday 24 November
- 10am–4pm, Saturday 25 November
- 10am–4pm, Sunday 26 November
Cash or Card?
Whilst many of traders do accept cards, some smaller stalls will be cash-only, so please bring cash with you.
There is no cash point on site at Derwen College, so if you need to pick up cash before the event there is an ATM at the Co-op in Gobowen.
The Christmas Fayre is FREE to enter, but we do appreciate any donations towards Derwen Charity – collection tubs will be available throughout the weekend for any spare change.
We look forward to welcoming you to Derwen College’s Christmas Fayre.