NEWCASTLE United will be throwing open the doors to St James’ Park this November as it hosts its second Festive Fayre.
Held over the weekend 11 and 12 November, the event is set to feature around 100 stalls selling a selection handcrafted gifts, novelties, outdoor decorations, festive food, live cookery displays and Christmas gift ideas.
Santa will be on hand in his grotto to meet young visitors, and there will be live music and entertainment throughout the weekend.
Frankie Angus, general manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events which manages catering and events at St James’ Park, said: “We are delighted to be hosting our second Festive Fayre and hope following the success of last year’s event, this year will be even better “
“It will give shoppers the chance to pick up gifts as well as browse some fantastic Christmas decorations and ornaments, and of course, there will be entertainment throughout the weekend to get everyone into the festive spirit.”
The event will support Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids charity, which supports disabled and disadvantaged children aged up to 18 in the North East. Visitors will be encouraged to donate gifts to the charity’s Mission Christmas appeal, which aims to give all children the chance to wake up to a gift on Christmas morning.
Anyone donating a gift on the weekend will have the chance to go pitch-side and have their photo taken with Cash for Kids’ mascot Courage the Cat along with NUFC’s Monty and Maggie, while the kids can enjoy a free face paint.
“We are proud to once again be supporting Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids as they launch the Mission Christmas appeal,” added Mr Angus.
“Last year we managed to collect 355 gifts, so this time we’d like to surpass that total. We will be encouraging everyone who comes along to bring a gift, so we can do our bit to improve Christmas for those youngsters in our region who really need it.”
The 2017 Festive Fayre will be held at St James’ Park on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November from 10am-5pm each day. Admission will be £3 in advance per person and £5 on the door. To buy advance tickets call the events team on 0191 201 8535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org