Priory to hold its first-ever Christmas Fair
By David Wood
Where: Llanthony Secunda Priory, Llanthony Road, Gloucester, GL2 5FA
When: Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, 11am to 4pm
Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester is hosting its first-ever Christmas Fair this weekend.
Running on Saturday and Sunday, it promises to be a lovely event with local stallholders selling a range of festive gifts in the beautiful setting of Llanthony's restored Medieval and Tudor buildings.
The Priory has been steadily adding to its event programme since reopening in August 2018, hosting musical performances, talks and a children's Play Day, and welcoming Luke Jerram's 'Gaia' in July.
But this will be Llanthony's first-ever Christmas Fair, where visitors will be able to do some of their Christmas shopping in the seasonally decorated priory buildings. There will be a craft activity too, where children can create their own Christmas decoration (£1 per decoration).
Stefanie van Stokkom, heritage manager at Llanthony Secunda Priory, said: "The Llanthony team are very excited to be hosting this Christmas Fair, the first ever to be hosted at Llanthony Secunda. We've got a good variety of stallholders, selling a range of gifts such as woodwork, Christmas decorations, cakes, crafts, artworks and books.
"Refreshments are also available, so visitors can enjoy a hot drink as they walk around our historic grounds. The stalls will be located in our beautifully restored historic buildings - we're looking forward to decorating the rooms!"
The fair will run from 11am to 4pm both days. Admission is free, with all donations supporting the maintenance and development of Llanthony's historic grounds and buildings. There will also be a Christmas raffle, with some great prizes to be won.
Please note that there will be no parking available on site; the nearest car parks are at Gloucester College and Gloucester Quays.
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