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Port Elizabeth’s biggest Christmas market turned on its head

Sep 2, 2019
Port Elizabeth’s biggest Christmas market turned on its head

Port Elizabeth - Organisers of Port Elizabeth’s premier seasonal market, Christmas in the Home, have announced exciting plans to turn the layout of this much loved event, on its head.

According to coordinator Elsje Smuts of Trueblue Communication and Events, the annual Christmas expo will look very different this year, as the layout has been designed to specifically entice passers-by to pop in to see what is on offer.

“When we started planning this year’s event, Walmer Park Centre Management asked us to find ways to “open- up” the perimeters of the expo area. So instead of high walls on the outside perimeter, which makes it impossible for passers-by to see what is happening inside, we have opened the outer edges up. We believe that the new layout will contribute positively to this well supported event,” she said.

This annual market runs from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December and provides a high-quality trading platform for entrepreneurs and creative artists who do not necessarily have their own shops.

“I think people enjoy the fact that they always find something unique at Christmas in the Home – items you wouldn’t normally find in a shop.”

“It’s exciting because the face of the market changes every year. We have a different mix of exhibitors and a different look and feel – it’s never the same.”

“We are especially excited about the fact that we have already approved more than 20 first time stallholders.”

Smuts said stallholder applications close on September 30th and with more than 50% of the stalls sold, she encouraged interested vendors to submit their applications sooner rather than later.

For more information, visit www.truebluecommunication.co.za or find Christmas in the Home on Facebook. Alternatively, phone Elsje on 082 873 7663 or email elsje@truebluecommunication.co.za.

CAPTION: Some of the high-end handcrafted items that were on offer during last year’s Christmas in the Home expo in Port Elizabeth. Photo: Supplied

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