Hundreds flock to the annual Wyke Christmas street fayre

Dorset Echo: ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR: Wyke Christmas Street Fayre with Balloonatic Kevin making balloon animals ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR: Wyke Christmas Street Fayre with Balloonatic Kevin making balloon animals

A WEYMOUTH community rallied together for their annual Wyke Christmas.

The Wyke Christmas street fayre, based around Wyke Square and Chamberlaine Road, attracts hundreds of visitors each year – and this year was no different.

Mulled wine, festive snacks and lots of entertainment kept the crowds busy during yesterday’s afternoon event.

Local food and crafts were showcased during the day, including many new stalls not featured before. Entertainment included the Juno Belly Dancers and Morris dancers, as well as Father Christmas, who spent time meeting and greeting children.

The event, which supports local charities, is one of the area’s biggest Christmas celebrations.

Councillor Kate Wheller, who is on the organising committee, said: “This is the eighth year of the Wyke Christmas Street Fayre and it’s grown in popularity.

“The weather held off for us today and it has been fantastic.

“It is a brilliant way to bring the community together with a relaxed and exciting atmosphere.”

She added: “Each year we attract around 5,000 people who pass through during the day.

“It is great to see everyone having such a great time.”

The Weymouth South Scouts and Beavers were also present, raising money for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

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