Gallery: Christmas comes to Hampstead with thousands turning out for annual fair

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Thousands of locals turned out for Hampstead’s Christmas Fair on Sunday afternoon.

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Despite changeable weather, locals enjoyed performances by North Bridge House School choir, the London Metropolitan brass band, and a dance workshop by Swing Patrol.

Musical duo The Luck Band also performed a series of songs for visitors.

The Children’s Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq, who is expecting her second child in the next few months, and Isabel Langtry from Hampstead School of Art.

First prize went to Heathside Pre-prep school, while 9-year-old Bluebell Brooks and 7-year-old Miriam Randall who are members of Hampstead Community Centre Art Club received the runners-up award.

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant


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There was also a chance for children and adults alike to visit Santa in his grotto, and meet some of his reindeer outside. All children who met Father Christmas got a free present.

Chief executive of Hampstead Village Business Improvement District (BID), the group who organises the fair, Caroline Goldsack said: “We’re extremely pleased that so many people came along on Sunday to enjoy our Christmas Fair and explore Hampstead Village.

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“The event was very well-received, with many commenting on its warm and appropriately characterful look and feel. Our thanks to all who contributed to the Fair’s success, including local businesses, schools, performers, Camden Council and the Police.”

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead Sch

Children's Art Award was judged by Tulip Siddiq MP (right) and Isabel Langtry from the Hampstead School of Art. Pictured with second prize winners, members of the Hampstead Community Centre Art Club Bluebell Brooks (9) and Miriam Randall (7). Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

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