The Festive Season is upon us and this year as we’ve moved to a brand new neighbourhood, we decided to visit the Barnet Christmas Fayre and what a treat it was!
It was officially opened at 12pm by The Mayor of Barnet and was spread all along Barnet High Street, The Spires Shopping Centre, St John’s Church, Wesley Hall, The Bull Theatre and at Barnet and Southgate College.
As we walked down the street we were entertained by dancers, choirs, buskers and it was such a fantastic atmosphere.
I grabbed a Mulled Wine and was tempted by the wonderful aromas from two stalls – Viet Vegan and The Punjabi Shack, and bought some Vegan Dumplings and a Paneer Wrap respectively. They were both so delicious and so warming as it was a freezing day.
It was perfect for families too with a Fire Engine at the start of the High Street for Children to explore followed by various games and rides as you walked down the street.
There were stalls selling lots of art, craft, christmas decorations, collectibles and food and drink and we made a few purchases such as breads from Brown Bread Online, whose cake selection was also incredible.
I adore Honey and picked up G Bee Heaven Scent Honey from Chipping Barnet at the Barnet Beekeepers Stand.
Amit picked up handcrafted ale from Enefeld, a name inspired by the domesday book spelling of Enfield, founded in 2015 by Rahul Mulchandani, and the only brewery in Greater London to produce beers using water sourced from deep beneath London.
We also picked up some Caribbean Mince Pies to try.
It was fantastic to see such a great turnout and how much effort had gone into making it a fun day for all. I am so pleased to have such great festive fun on my new high street.
The Barnet Christmas Fayre is usually on the first Sunday of December and I highly recommend it!
We will definitely be looking forward to next years Christmas Fayre and will be making this a new festive tradition!