Christmas market day scorching success

Bill Botting spins the Rotary Club of Taieri raffles wheel during the Mosgiel Christmas Market...
Bill Botting spins the Rotary Club of Taieri raffles wheel during the Mosgiel Christmas Market Day. Eyes on the baton
McGuel the Magnificent (McGuel Nitis, of Mosgiel) juggles up a storm during the market day.
McGuel the Magnificent (McGuel Nitis, of Mosgiel) juggles up a storm during the market day.
Rotary Club of Taieri member Christine McKay makes bubbles. Photos by Gerard O'Brien.
Rotary Club of Taieri member Christine McKay makes bubbles. Photos by Gerard O'Brien.
There wasn't an iceberg in sight as Daniel Jackson (4) and his father Jeff slid down the Titanic...
There wasn't an iceberg in sight as Daniel Jackson (4) and his father Jeff slid down the Titanic Slide on Gordon Rd in 30degC heat yesterday.
Some of the estimated 3000 people at the Mosgiel Christmas Market Day in Gordon Rd yesterday.
Some of the estimated 3000 people at the Mosgiel Christmas Market Day in Gordon Rd yesterday.
Matt Greene and son Kaian (1), of Dunedin, do a couple of laps.
Matt Greene and son Kaian (1), of Dunedin, do a couple of laps.

Mosgiel was more like ''Mosgrill'' yesterday, with temperatures soaring into the low 30s during the annual Mosgiel Christmas Market Day.

Mosgiel Business Association president and event organiser Sarah Nitis said the temperature on the town clock reached 31degC by 1pm and the majority of those attending stayed in the shade of the verandas rather than wandering up Gordon Rd, which had been closed to traffic.''

It was more like Mosgrill than Mosgiel.''

Mrs Nitis estimated about 3000 people attended throughout the day, despite the sweltering heat.''

It was a great opportunity for people to do some Christmas shopping and have fun with their kids while applying sun block and drinking lots of fluid.''

It's been very successful. I'm thrilled with the turnout.''

Everyone seems to be having a good time.''

The event was the first of several to be held in the town this week by the Mosgiel Business Association.

Late night shopping nights would be held in Mosgiel on Wednesday and Friday and were aimed at getting Taieri residents into the Christmas spirit, she said.

-john.lewis@odt.co.nz

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