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Winter Fayre set to draw thousands.

Byline: SARA THOMAS

THOUSANDS of visitors are expected in Llandudno for the Celtic Winter Fayre which starts tomorrow.

More than 130 stalls will be set up in marquees and cabins along Madoc Street offering food and crafts for the festive season.

Dylan the Daily Post dragon and our sales team will be there with giveaways and copies of the Daily Post 2012 calendar on sale.

Food stalls include Welsh lamb, Welsh beef, Welsh pork, buffalo meat, preserves, jams, cakes, olives and cheeses as well as an interesting selection of wines and beers There will also be over 80 craft stalls offering a wide choice of jewellery, cards, clothing for children and adults, embroidery, furniture, handbags, ceramics, wooden toys and games, leather goods, knitting, photos and art.

Nuns from St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus, will be paying a return visit to the fayre.

The convent helps people with psychiatric problems and disabilities and houses a number of workshops in the grounds which produce candles, ceramics, pictures made of semiprecious stones, embroideries, woodwork and metalwork.

Sister Tatiana said: "Two of the sisters and helper Leonid will drive the 3,000-mile round trip to visit Llandudno Celtic Fayre with an aim of fundraising for the disadvantaged in Minsk.

"We will come by van with our workshops' products and also try to visit some parishes, abbeys and some cathedrals' shops and offer our items for sale."

Barry Mortlock of the Celtic Winter Fayre Committee said: "It is fantastic for the Celtic Fayre to be associated with the excellent work these kind, sympathetic nuns undertake for disadvantaged children and adults in the city of Minsk."

The Celtic Winter Fayre is being organised and promoted by Llandudno Development Partnership with the assistance of Conwy County Borough Council, North Wales Regional Tourism Partnership, Llandudno Hospitality, Mostyn Estates, The Victoria Centre and NFU Mutual.

. ? The fayre is open: Thursday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sunday 9.30am to 4pm.

Admission costs pounds 1 and the admission ticket value of pounds 1 will be refunded at participating stalls when visitors spend pounds 10 or more. The admission ticket can only be used once. Children under 16 get in free.

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More than 130 stalls will line Llandudno's Madoc Street for the Celtic Winter Fayre from tomorrow: pictured, Gwen Baker at the 2010 Fayre
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