So the Christmas festivities are really cranking up now ...
Even those not keen on this time of year must admit the atmosphere of fast approaching holidays, tinsel and even those Christmas songs can bring a smile to your face. Markets and Parades are in their height now and this week we have ...
The Orewa Christmas Twilight Market on tomorrow evening from 5-8 pm in the Community Hall. A special night of Christmas shopping with a selection of over 80 stalls including arts, crafts, gifts and yummy food. Music, face painting, hungerball and of course Santa will be there at 6.30 pm!
Also on tomorrow is the Shelly Bay "All Things Children" Christmas market. Held at The Lodge, Mapuia in Wellington from 6-9 pm this is the perfect venue for those kiddies goodies!
The Original Gypsy Fair decends on Pukekohe this weekend with yet another opportunity to pick up some fabulous, unique Christmas gifts.
There are also plenty of Santa Parades and Festivals to enjoy this weekend including the Birkenhead Rotary Santa Parade, Mangere Santa Parade and Waiheke Island Santa Parade. Check out full listings in our December Festival listings.
Of course you can always visit your local regular markets which always have an irresistible selection of stalls and ideas for that hard to buy person for Christmas and it doesn't have to break the budget!
Coming up next week is the fabulous Coast Christmas Carnival at The Plaza but more on that later ...
In the meantime enjoy the great market, Parade and Festival selection and if you know of any unique or special products that would make great gifts let us know and we'll feature some of these next week to give you all great special gift ideas ...
What could be more fun than wandering around your local market. Fresh baking smells, lovingly handcrafted items, each one unique and special, delicious home grown produce - that's what we love and we hope you do too!