HUNDREDS of people flocked to Plas Heli over a weekend in November to the first ever Christmas Fair at the new events centre.

The fair held on Sunday, 22 November was an opportunity for Plas Heli, the Community Enterprise Company that operates the new Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, to build on their relationship with local businesses, as well as local schools and the local community.

A wide range of stalls were available for visitors with 29 different local companies, artisans, charities and producers selling everything from Christmas cards to mince pies, skin care products, books and decorations.

Plas Heli’s new chef, Hugh Bracegirdle was also kept busy in the kitchen cooking up festive delights.

Throughout the day the stage in the centre of the main hall in Plas Heli was taken over by parties from local schools that sang carols and other festive songs. Visitors also enjoyed a performance by the Pwllheli Band as well as the voices of children from Ysgol Cymerau,

Ysgol Hafod Lon, Ysgol Chwilog and Ysgol Pentreuchaf.

Marian Jones, the owner of Siop Eluned in Pwllheli, who had a stall at the fair said: “It was a great day, a wonderful start to the festive season. It’s been lovely to listen to the children and to see so many local faces.”

The festive fun continues in Plas Heli on Sunday, 6 December with another new event Winter Wonderland, a Christmas party for children.

Above, right: Ysgol Cymerau entertains visitors to the Plas Heli Christmas Fair.