Christmas is a time to enjoy the things you love and to spend time with the people you love. This is exactly the aim Farringtons School had for their annual Christmas market.

The intention of Christmas Markets are to celebrate Christmas during the 4 weeks of advent. The tradition was initiated in Germany and the history goes back to the middle-ages in German-speaking countries and the also in the Holy Roman Empire. Traditionally held in town squares, markets have food, drink and seasonal items from open-air stalls accompanied by traditional singing and dancing.

On Saturday the 23rd of November, Farringtons School hosted their annual Christmas Market. Over a dozen stalls, fairground rides and fun family activities were present at the event. The whole school attended and definitely inspired a breath of Christmas mood into the atmosphere. The school hosted some stalls of their own as well: the raffle, the tombola, Santa’s Grotto, the main food stalls in the cantine and many more stalls.

Families, children, teachers and many people from the Chislehurst community attended the cheerful event. A community could never be as close as it was now. Talking, socialising, catching up, it was all happening. Not to forget the intense Christmas shopping. Many stallholders were present at the exciting event. A stallholder states: “It is such a fun experience when you meet so many new people and can share your art and passion.” They sell artwork and attend the Christmas market every year. “Meeting people is an asset that many Christmas Markets don’t have.” This simply shows how important to the local community this yearly Christmas Market is. Children have been attending this market since they were in pre-school and have grown with the yearly school tradition making it such a traditional, beautiful event.