Hundreds got into the festive spirit early at the first ever Christmas Fair in aid of Crosshouse Children's Fund. 

The event, held at The Park Hotel in Kilmarnock, helped to raise vital funds for children in hospital across Ayrshire. 

There was plenty on offer with stalls, Santa's grotto, mascots, alpacas, performances and a a host of other activities. 

The charity has thanked everyone for joining them on the day, in what they said was an 'incredible' event. 

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A spokesperson said: "With more than 50 stalls there was something for everyone, and we'd like to thank each and every one of our stallholders for supporting this event in its first year.

"We're also incredibly grateful to our team of tireless volunteers, who gave their time so generously to make the event such a success!

"Santa, his elves and Holly Christmas brought the magic to our beautiful grotto, and made sure that all the boys and girls posted their letters to the North Pole in time for Christmas.

"Outside, Elsa from Ayrshire Mascot Hire, Wellwood Alpacas, Kilmarnock Football Club and Kilmarnock Community Fire Station delighted kids of all ages, all donating their time to support our young patients.

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"Meanwhile in the main hall, guests were treated to the beautiful sound of Christmas classics thanks to Ayr Amateur Opera Company and Kilmarnock Academy, who left us all feeling full of Christmas spirit!

"Thank you once again to everyone for your generous donations, which will help to support babies and children in hospital in Ayrshire."

Find out more about the charity on the Crosshouse Children's Fund website.