Christ­mas mar­ket proves roar­ing fes­tive suc­cess

Plans for next year in full swing as crowds cre­ate won­der­ful vibe


The Bal­moral Christ­mas mar­ket held last week­end was so suc­cess­ful that the en­thu­si­as­tic or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee is al­ready mak­ing plans for next year’s event.

There was huge va­ri­ety among the 70 stalls of­fer­ing all sorts of good­ies for sale – from cakes and bakes to clothes, wooden crafts, spring rolls and samoosas to ham­burg­ers, chips, face paint­ing, char­ac­ter cof­fee mugs, bunches and bunches of fresh pro­teas, beauty prod­ucts, plas­tic stor­age con­tain­ers, teacher bags, dog beds, pet treats, pre­serves, rusks, a book­shop, sheep­skin slip­pers and when vis­i­tors were all shopped out, they could rest their weary feet and have a cuppa in the tea room.

There was a won­der­ful turnout from the com­mu­nity whose sup­port went be­yond the wildest dreams of the or­gan­is­ers, and nei­ther the heat nor the wind could do any­thing to harm the great vibe, or dampen the en­thu­si­asm of vis­i­tors or those just there to have fun. Or­gan­iser Nikki Milne told The Rep, “We have had so many good re­ports and com­pli­ments from all over and we are su­per chuffed with the way it turned out this year and it will def­i­nitely be on the cal­en­dar for 2019. Sin­cere thanks to ev­ery­one con­cerned in any way”.

She added that they were al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year and think­ing about any changes that should be made or what as­pects of the mar­ket should be re­tained.

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THAT’S SO YUMMY: Mar­i­anne Nel of­fered de­li­cious baked items at her stall at the Bal­moral Christ­mas mar­ket last week­end

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