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Christmas fairs are full of festive magic - excite the senses with the sound of carol singers and the scent of spiced mulled wine. Craft and gift stalls and a Santa's grotto are a must!


Get the best from your grotto

Seeing Santa at the Christmas fair is one of the most memorable parts of the festive season for children. So how can you make it truly magical?


Grotto alternatives


Ready-made stall packs

Ready-made stall packs provide a simple solution

Are volunteers in short supply? Stalls that require very little input, both in pre-fair preparation and on the day will be key for you...


Low-outlay stalls

Keep costs down to maximise profits with these stall ideas

Not much money in your PTA coffers? Or just Then try one of these stall ideas, with little or no up-front costs...


Christmas fair checklist

The earlier you start planning your Christmas fair, the more time you and your team will have for your own riot of Christmas parties and shopping!


Christmas themes

Give regular stalls a facelift, and use your imagination to build up a theme and let new stall ideas roll on from there...


Christmas fairs: from big to small


Reindeer and snowman poop

Making bags of edible reindeer and snowman poop makes children giggle and is easy to do. Read our guide to making profit from this poop.


Christmas fair fare

When it comes to deciding what food to serve at your Christmas fair – burger, pizza or turkey rolls – draw on the experience of other PTAs.


Making mulled wine

Having mulled wine at your Christmas or winter fair is almost a given. Read our advice on preparing, heating and serving this festive drink.


Christmas fair games

Great game ideas for fundraising at your Christmas fair, from bauble bobbing to reindeer hoopla... with new ideas added!


Letters from Santa

Give children a gift this Christmas by having their very own letter from Santa.


Does Santa need to be DBS checked?


Fair-planning pep talk