Hamilton’s giant Christmas tree won’t be the only thing lighting up the region this festive season.
Over 100 local vendors will transform Claudelands into a festive wonderland for what is being touted as Waikato’s first Christmas Market.
The market will feature live music, food stalls, horse and cart rides, and of course a visit from the big man himself, Santa.
“We need this,” commented market organiser, Tash McGowan. “We want to get together as a community for Christmas and celebrate what’s unique to us.”
McGowan said she hoped the merriment would provide opportunities for those hit hard by COVID-19, giving Waikato artisans and foodies a time and place to shine.
Profits from ticket sales will go towards covering venue costs and supporting the Hamilton-based charity Clothe Our Kids Waikato.