Twilight market offers Xmas goodies


Tamahere’s special, annual Twilight Market is on this Saturday, December 2, 4pm, a perfect place to source NZ-made goodness for Christmas.

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“We have all manner of great ideas for presents as well as food – shoppers can eat dinner at the market – and we also have a special surprise,” said market organiser Jane Manson.

She wouldn’t be drawn on the mystery but did say the Mosaic Choir would be performing in St Stephen’s Church “to kick start that Christmassy feeling.”

The twilight market, held on the same grounds on the corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive as the regular, monthly Saturday market, also launches St Stephen’s fundraising Christmas Festival.

From Saturday, the Christmas Festival Shop will be open daily from 10am to 4pm in the St Stephen’s church hall, selling a wide range of gifts and decorations, including Christmas decorations and wreaths, table runners and centres, nativity sets, and the Vicarage crabapple jelly.

Many items are locally and lovingly made throughout the year by a dedicated team of people who meet at St Stephens every Thursday morning.

Light refreshments like tea, coffee, juice, shortbread and Christmas cake are available at the shop.

Visitors are also welcome to take a picnic and enjoy it in the pleasant grounds surrounding the hall and church.

On Saturday, December 9 the church will stage its Community Carol Singing Event at 6.30pm with the Cambridge Brass Band and other local performers leading carols to sing along to. All are welcome for a family friendly evening. Tamahere Lions will be operating a barbecue. If the weather is bad on the Saturday, the event will be moved to Sunday, December 10.

From December 11 to 15, St Stephen’s will also host carol singing daily at 10:30am in the church across the lawn from the hall. Carols will be sung by local schools and choirs, with services lasting about 30 minutes.

The regular Saturday morning market, 8.30am to 1pm, will be held on Saturday, December 16. The Tamahere Market is held on the St Stephen’s church grounds, corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive. For more detail click here.

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