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Paddington Christmas Fair 2017

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Community Gets into the Seasonal Spirit
Paddington, Christmas, fair, December, 2017, Latrobe, market, food, shopping
Santa Paws is Coming to Paddo


Paddington Christmas Fair is going to be as jam-packed with fun as a Christmas stocking full of puppies this year. The event is full of free activities and giveaways for little kids and big kids alike. Latrobe Terrace will come alive on Friday, 8 December between 4pm – 9pm with local traders hosting a fair that they say is designed to give back to the community that supports them all through the year.

This is the fourth year its run and each year it gets bigger and bigger. All of the Upper Latrobe Traders contribute financially to provide activities and giveaways to families visiting the fair.

Paddington, Christmas, fair, December, 2017, Latrobe, market, food, shopping
Tasty Treats and Fun Aplenty


What are the Activities?

Dunk Tank – featuring some famous faces and local heroes

Animal Farm – not Orwellian madness, more like cute and fluffy fur babies

Face Painting – put on a festive face or just get that Frozen design again

Bubbleologist – see some of the biggest bubbles ever go 'pop'

Choirs – much better at carols than your tone-deaf drunkle (drunk Uncle)

Doggy Christmas Market – featuring an appearance from Santa Paws

Children's Entertainment – Danibelle's Musicadium will keep the kids smiling

Other Entertainment – marvel at the amazing fire twirler when the sun goes down

MYO Jewellery – make your own fun Christmas bracelets with the kids

Cool Competitions

Green Tangerine are running a colouring competition and the prize is this HUGE teddy bear!

Paddington, Christmas, fair, December, 2017, Latrobe, market, food, shopping
Coolest Colouring in Wins this Big Bear


The fair is also running a drawing competition with the main prize being a piece of bespoke jewellery donated by ArtKid Jewellery. The winning drawing will be etched onto a jewellery piece (example below).

Paddington, Christmas, fair, December, 2017, Latrobe, market, food, shopping
Have Your Own Drawing on Some Jewellery


Stalls Include

Crazy Hair

Snow Cones

Fairy Floss

Sausage Sizzle

Paddington, Christmas, fair, December, 2017, Latrobe, market, food, shopping
Have Some Fun with Facepaint


Weekend Notes spoke with organiser Leanne Hardcastle, who said, "The whole objective of the fair is to "give back to the community"," adding, "I run this on a voluntary basis and I do it because I'm a local resident and I just love this place."

"Everyone is so supportive of this and all the local traders have such a great time on the day. The best feeling is seeing the families of Paddington out and about along the terraces."

Kids activities at the fair will wrap up at 7pm and the adults can kick on through the night at various locations along Latrobe Terrace including Atticus Finch, King Tea, Hai Hai, Remy's, Il Posto or Naim. Last year Latrobe Terrace was busy the entire time with families out enjoying a summer evening and it was a resounding success by all accounts.

Paddington, Christmas, fair, December, 2017, Latrobe, market, food, shopping
Ho Ho Ho into a Snow Cone


Dog lovers will be glad to hear good boys and girls are welcome at the event. Leanne told us, "Paddo is nothing without dogs and babies!"

Local businesses bringing this fair to the community start from Francesca's Flowers (46 Latrobe Terrace) and run up Latrobe Terrace to Chapter IV Paddington at 180 Latrobe Terrace. So get your Christmas season and school holidays started the right way and visit the Paddington Christmas Fair.
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Why? Get into the Christmas Community Spirit
When: 8th December from 4pm
Where: Latrobe Tce Paddington Qld  
Cost: Free to attend but bring your $ for the stalls
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