On Sunday, the San Thome Christmas Fair will open at 10.30 a.m. at a school playground opposite the San Thome Basilica and offer families a variety of food, sales of Christmas décor, household products and foodstuff and lots of fun and contests for kids.
The food stalls open early so that people can take away packets for lunch – chicken biryani, pork curry, fish fry and Chaat items will be on offer.
Deepa Sekar has co-ordinated a sales plan and this is what you can expect at the Fair under one tent.
. Hands n Crafts – Xmas décor, soft kids furnishings and toys. Eco Crafts & Weaves – Up-cycled textile based clutches and bags. Potli – DIY art & craft kits. Strings N Beads – Silver jewellery. AMI – Home décor & furnishings. L ‘Elaan Creations – Handmade bath & body works. Memoirs Paper Craft – Scrapbooks & paper craft. Kottanz – Palm leaf gift favors. Ekanta Design Studio – Designer Kids Wear by Ruby (NIFT graduate) and Rangalekha – Hand-painted stationery.
The Golden Years Club friends also have stalls as does Mumtaz for snacks and gift items.
Nanda is presenting exclusive linen and home furnishings.
There are also stalls for Tupperware and informal wear, paper jewellery and Pulicat community’s famed palm leaf products, besides sales of Tees of Madras.
Khivraj Motors is driving a special sales campaign on Maruti cars.
Forum of Anglo-Indian Women lends a hand to this show while a 15-member SanYouth brigade will manage games and contests for kids, and volunteer across the campus, the venue provided by Fr. Kanikairaj of the Basilica.
Contests for kids start at 3.15 p.m. in the school corridor and Santa Claus will be around from 4 p.m. to give kids the gifts their parents share – for a small donation.
Creative people can make a great star and bring it to the contest at 4 p.m.- limited to 15 entries
Entry is by a Rs.50 ticket ( free for kids under 10). A ticket allows you to be part of the raffle with prizes like microwave set, kitchen accessories and the like. Naturals runs an offer – presented on that ticket.
The Fair has been promoted by Mylapore Times, the neighbourhood newspaper and is a community-driven venture.