Christmas Festival & Craft Fairs 2019

NMTP started a series of craft fairs run four times a year in the Memorial Centre. The objectives are to
provide local people with an outlet for their goods and services, increase their income and to raise money
for NMTP projects and activities which benefit the town. One craft fair acts as a specific fundraiser for the
annual Christmas Festival, a community event run by NMTP for the benefit of the town.

The Christmas Festival has been running for 14 years now and provides some of our small businesses with
their best trading day of the year. It has become a very important date in New Milton’s calendar and gives
local entertainers a platform to perform to the public, gaining experience and opportunities. Local food and
craftspeople exhibit and sell their wares. However, the Christmas Festival is very expensive to stage and
funding the event has become more and more difficult.