Party fever in Riverton
Marleen Adams and Iri Luke say the 2016 Riverton Twilight Christmas Market is going to be one of the biggest markets Riverton has seen in the past 10 years.
At least 60 stalls, entertainers and kids rides had already signed up to the event. This was the third market the pair had hosted. Previous markets were a Winter Twilight market in July and the 2015 Christmas market.
‘‘This will be massive, we have organised to close the main street.’’
The market was part of a push to get more events and people in Riverton.
The town was a popular tourist destination and had a lot to offer – it would be silly not to make the most of it, Iri said.
It was sad, but several popular events such as the Riverton New Years party, which used to be the goto party during the holidays, don’t run anymore, she said.
‘‘I used to go to them as a kid, they were great. Our community needs to work together to bring people and events back to Riverton.’’
The 2016 Riverton Twilight Christmas Market will run from 5pm to 8pm on December 9.
During this time Palmerston St will be closed between Napier St and Jetty St.
Marleen Adams and Iri Luke prepare ready for Riverton Twilight Christmas Market.