CHRISTMAS arrived in the Times & Speaker area before the snow as various organisations put on their seasonal fayres over the weekend.
The fundraising Christmas fayres proved to be a great day out for families with stalls offering gifts galore and Santa taking wish lists from excited children.
Motherwell’s answer to Michael Bublé got everyone in the mood for the festive season with a swinging set at Motherwell South Parish Church.
Kicking off with Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Paul Gilliland entertained the crowds at the fayre which raised a massive £3,000.
Newarthill Parish Church is celebrating the success of its Christmas fayre after raising £2,050.
A spokeswoman for the church thanked everyone who attended the event which included a host of stalls and a tea room.
Santa greeted lots of children who have been good this year at Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church where £2,600 was raised.
Pupils sang festive tunes at Cardinal Newman High School’s fayre in Bellshill as the school enterprise group sold various items.
Meanwhile, Uddingston Pride took over the village Cross on Sunday as they put on a spectacular fayre offering music, stalls and lots of festive food.
Heavy sleet did not dampen spirits as folks indulged in everything that was on offer.
Other organisations joined in the festive fun to benefit their own funds including Alisa Stars Girls Group, who meet at Pat Cullinan Community Centre in Motherwell, and the town’s Glencairn Primary School. The Dalziel Centre also held their Christmas fayre in Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church with Santa making an appearance.
For all the pictures, from the Christmas fayres see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, December 8.