Plans are in place to make this year’s Christmas fayre the biggest yet.

Ross-on-Wye Town Council are looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s Christmas Fayre on Sunday November 27, when the town centre, Broad Street, and Croft Court, will come alive with over 70 stalls selling locally handmade arts and crafts plus delicious artisan food and drink.

Visitors can expect a substantial range of delightful gifts to choose from, with hopes of encouraging fayre-goers to pick up their Christmas gifts.

From decorations, candles, bath bombs, ceramics and jewellery, cheese, chutneys, hampers, brownies, and blankets, there will be something for everyone.

Whilst visitors browsing the stalls, they can also enjoy a drink at one of the two bars, or grab a Herefordshire beef burger from The Beefy Boys or visit one of the other food stalls.

To really get into the festive spirit, there will be live music during the afternoon at the Market House from local choirs, The Border Belles and The Penyard Singers and solo singers, Erica Jean and John Winder, plus Ross-on-Wye Town Band.

The little ones can pay Santa‘s Grotto a visit at The Venue on Hill Street, where there will also be an array of charity stalls with plenty more gift ideas. Look out for the Grinch who will be causing mayhem throughout the day and trying to steal Christmas.

Ross Town Council can confirm that Santa’s reindeers will be taking time out of their pre-Christmas training schedule to make a special appearance between 12–2pm.

The reindeer, supplied by Smart Trees, are incredibly friendly and love fuss so visitors are encouraged to pop by The Crofts and give them a stroke and take lots of photos.

A special guest will be turning on the town Christmas lights at 4.30pm, which include the new anticipated hedgehog lights.

The council have ask anybody testing positive or displaying any symptoms of coronavirus or norovirus, to not attend. The latest news this year’s Fayre can be found on the Facebook page or through the town council 01989 562373 during office hours 9.30am–1pm or email [email protected].