Kids embrace spirit of Christmas
Stalls and floats overflowed with colour and fun at the annual Porirua Kids’ Market under the Porirua canopies and the Tawa Christmas Parade on December 3.
About 30 Tawa community groups put together decorated floats and costumes and took to the main street, with pirates, clowns, princesses and Darth Vader among the characters to be seen, as well as traditional favourites like the nativity family and Father Christmas.
At the special ‘‘ kids’ only’’ market, children were encouraged to set up a stall of hand-made crafts or baking, bring old toys to sell, and play musical instruments to raise money for Christmas presents or extra pocket money, and try their hands at commerce.
This year the market was hosted by Kapi-mana News, and the Lions Club of Tawa organised the Christmas parade. For more parade photos: kapimananews.co.nz
Maestro: Aaron Isaacs, 9, of Papakowhai enjoyed the chance to strum a tune to passersby at the Kids’ Market. ‘‘I wanted to get some money and play my guitar for fun as well.’’
Toy stall: Cousins Kilani Mason, 4, and Tatiyana Marsters, 7, teamed up to run a second-hand toy stall at the Kids’ Market. Between them they sold lots of picture books, a Cinderella doll, and some cuddly toys. ‘‘They’ve both grown out of them. They’ve got new toys now, and the leftovers we are donating to the Salvation Army,’’ said nan Tinka Kiri.