The little people have been lining up to see the little
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum was besieged by tiny tots at the
opening of Pixie Town yesterday.
''We've already had tribes of kids in,'' Toitu visitor
experience manager Kirsten Glengarry said yesterday.
''We had two kindergartens waiting in line when it opened at
Wallace Russell and Amber Russell-Egan (2), of Dunedin,
visit Pixie Town at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum yesterday.
Photo by Peter McIntosh.
The annual display features many traditional Pixie Town
favourites, including the army barracks, fire rescue scene,
orchestra and playground.
''We're lucky that we've got a very skilled group of people
who know the pixies well and help set them up for us every
year,'' Mrs Glengarry said.
The wooden models were made by Nelson carver Fred Jones
between 1930 and 1950, and toured New Zealand department
stores until the 1970s, when they were bought by Dunedin
department store DIC. The models were donated to Toitu when
DIC closed in 1991.
''I think Pixie Town is probably as much for the parents as
the kids. There's a lot of nostalgia in it for a lot of
Toitu will also host Santa Claus before Christmas and will
have a decoration-making zone in the New Zealand Railway
''There's also a chill-out zone for the parents,'' Mrs