On Sunday, December 16th, Game City shopping complex is pencilled to hold its inaugural Christmas Market. The event is slated to take place on the second floor of the shopping complex and the beautiful Horizon View arena, opposite Centre Management. Entrance to the market is free.
Explaining the idea behind the Christmas market, Julia Farmer who has an extensive knowledge and expertise when it comes to Markets that the event will be annual, and that they want the first one to be a success. “We are hoping that it will be a great success and become a monthly market next year,” she says.
She says that a tent has already been erected to give full shade for the market with glass windows on three sides and completely open at the front to give easy access to the public. She also says that there is no charge for entry and the public can park in the covered parking next to the venue for 2 hrs without worrying about paying for parking.
Some of the highlights of the market include families and friends having a chance to browse and buy at their leisure without worrying about closing time for the market. “The stalls offer a wide range of unique, homemade, home produced, home grown and locally sourced goodies and gifts that are not available in the shops. For example, you can buy organic heirloom tomatoes, Gabane pottery, home-made chocolates, Shweshwe gifts and decorations, live tswana chickens, just to mention a few,” she says.
Other products that will be on sale on the day include teddy bears, Xmas gingerbread house cakes, recycled wind chimes and dream catchers, chocolate beetroot brownies, educational toys, Indian snacks, locally made designer jewellery, biltong, perfumes, homemade preserves and lots more. Farmer is the brain behind some of the most successful Farmers’ Markets in town. She is a regular at Bull n Bush and Sanitas where she religiously holds Farmers Markets through out the year.