ANGRY stallholders say they have lost tens of thousands of dollars because organisers of a Christmas fair failed to tell them that many up-market exhibitors had pulled out. More than 50 exhibitors who took part in the four-day Christmas Fun Party and Consumer Plaza at the Convention Centre, which ended yesterday, will complain to the Consumer Council this morning. The president of the Chung Ah Porcelain Company, Frando Vong Vai-in, who hired six booths, said: ''We were led to believe that the theme of the fair would be very up-market with lots of big companies and luxury goods. ''But instead of being next to a display of SAAB cars we ended up next to a children's fun fair, which has meant very few customers and a loss of about $100,000.'' But organisers Saleslink said it was clear from the booth application forms that the fair was aimed at young families, although they admitted they had not advertised last-minute changes of exhibitors. Saleslink managing director Geoffrey Lau Chun-ho said: ''The carnival-style theme of the fair was made clear and although we were unable to inform stallholders of all changes, we did not mislead them in any way. ''We fulfilled our part of the bargain by publicising the event and drawing in the crowds and it is completely unfair for the stallholders to try and blame us for the fact that they haven't made any money.'' The fair was divided into games and trade sections, with a $10 admission fee covering both. Stalls sold goods ranging from assorted gifts and posters to ceramics, rugs and jewellery, although many companies, including SAAB and Mannings, failed to show up. Some traders also found themselves operating in booths bearing another firm's name. The organisers claimed the event attracted more than 60,000 people, although many stallholders said the trade section was often virtually empty. Stallholder Kristen Lee Kit-yee said: ''We are very angry because the publicity concentrated on the fun fair and so attracted mainly children with their parents who were not interested in our section. ''We were totally misled as to the theme and feel of the fair and so we should be fully compensated by the organisers for our losses.'' Some of the stallholders tried to hoist a banner attacking the organisers at the entrance to the exhibition hall. Security guards moved in and stopped the protest. Mr Lau said: ''As far as we are concerned, we have fulfilled all our responsibilities as organisers and so there is no question of us compensating the stallholders.''